Writing Introductions - "Trying Different Leads" - TCRWP Personal Narratives

Writing Introductions - "Trying Different Leads" - TCRWP Personal Narratives
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Good writers draft different introductions to their story. This file provides a template for writers to draft three different leads into the same story, and choose the one that will really hook the reader in. With this activity, I like to give students time to brainstorm and write their leads independently. Then, I put students in small groups and have them read their leads out loud. The groups vote on which lead they think is the best for each student to begin their story with. Students use the best, most exciting introduction to begin their story! Good writers always hook their reader in from the beginning! I created this as a tool to use for Lucy Calkins TCRWP, Third Grade Writing Unit 1: Crafting True Stories. Students used this resource as a way to improve their personal narratives.

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Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.
Explain their own ideas and understanding in light of the discussion.
Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 3 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
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