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BYE, BYE “ONE DAY…” “ONCE UPON A TIME…” How to start my papers
What is a lead?
THE BEGINNING OF A PIECE OF WRITING. THE PURPOSE OF A LEAD IS TO SET THE MOOD, OR TONE, FOR THE WRITING. A STRONG LEAD ENGAGES US AS READERS, DRAWS US IN, AND MAKES US WANT TO CONTINUE READING!!! A Lead is…
“DOLPHIN DAY” Let’s look at an example
What makes this a strong lead?
Stephanie’s writing Has a strong voice-sounds like someone talking to us. Introduces us to the writer before the subject. Doesn’t even seem like a nonfiction piece at first. Includes sensory details. Has lots of accurate information. Uses a question in the second paragraph. Evokes a feeling in us!
Let’s practice opening with a feeling
“I WAS SO ENRAGED, I WANTED TO BREAK A T.V.” -Nicholas O.
I WAS SO HAPPY, “MY LEGS WERE WOBBLY!” -Jennifer K.
BECAUSE OF MY FEAR, “I WAS NIBBLING ON MY FINGERS.” -Marco A.
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