When you are encouraging your students to complete good creative writing during your gold rush unit, use this graphic organiser to help evoke their best writing from them.
They write the topic/theme of their story in the centre. Around this, they need to write 4-8 different openings using different Sizzling Start techniques (a vivid description, sound effects, humour, an interesting fact, dialogue, starting with action, a question...)
Sizzling Starts are great ways for your students to begin their writing with a BANG! And not the typical, boring, 'Once upon a time...'
Worked well with my class. Enjoy!
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