This narrative writing lesson offers several activities to build and develop student writing. It will allow students to open their writing with a bang and grab the attention of their audience! Students will become authors who use strong leads and hooks to grab their readers' attention. It will also provide the teacher with charts and mentor texts that support the writing of leads. With these activities, a teacher can create unit plans using these activities. In addition to this group of activities, you can download my free writing lesson on Small Moments. It will provide you with a writing sample to use with your students.