The Author’s Craft of Narrative Openings | For Google Slides

The Author’s Craft of Narrative Openings | For Google Slides
The Author’s Craft of Narrative Openings | For Google Slides
The Author’s Craft of Narrative Openings | For Google Slides
The Author’s Craft of Narrative Openings | For Google Slides
The Author’s Craft of Narrative Openings | For Google Slides
The Author’s Craft of Narrative Openings | For Google Slides
The Author’s Craft of Narrative Openings | For Google Slides
The Author’s Craft of Narrative Openings | For Google Slides
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When “Once upon a time” just won’t cut it, show your middle and early high school students examples of other ways to open a narrative.
These interactive Google Slides contain openings from the following stories:

A First Person Conversational Opening |“Priscilla and the Wimps” by Richard Peck

A How It All Began Opening | “The Lesson” by Toni Cade Bambara

A Hint of Something Is Not Quite Right Opening |“Poison” by Roald Dahl

A Dialogue to Reveal Character Traits Opening |“On the Bridge” by Todd Strasser

A Dramatic Irony Opening | “Charles” by Shirley Jackson

An Action, Get Right To The Conflict Opening |“Black Holes and Basketball Sneakers” by Lori Aurelia Williams

A Third Person Flash-Forward and Then Flashback Opening |“The Stolen Party” by Liliana Heker

A Description/Dialogue Opening |“Way Too Cool” by Brenda Woods

A Reveal a Character Trait Opening |“A Sound of Thunder” by Ray Bradbury

A Setting Opening With Foreshadowing |“To Build a Fire” by Jack London

An Opening You Want to Try But is Not in the Models

I normally go through the slides with the students and have them type Yes, No, or Maybe in the slides depending on if they think they can make an opening like that model work for their own narrative. When students have decided on the openings they would like to try (I have them try two), they delete the unneeded slides. This means less scrolling for me when I’m grading.

I have purposefully not included page numbers on the Google Slides so that you may delete or add narrative opening models as needed.
I have also included the PDF so you may print if needed. (There always seems to be one student who, for whatever reason, can’t use a computer that day.)
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16 pages
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Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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