If the writers in your class/classes consistently begin their stories with "One day..." then you are probably planning a lesson on how to write a strong lead, or how to hook readers.
This lesson will:
*Ask students to compare two sentences (one strong, one weak) and explain which they prefer and why
*Provide writers with descriptions of different types of leads (in the form of a mini anchor chart)
*Provide writers with examples of each type of lead (in the form of a mini anchor chart)
*Provide four different prompts for writers to practice writing each type of strong lead (perfect for gradual release: whole-group, partner work, literacy centers, independent work, etc.)
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