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Creative Sentence Starters Also known as …. “Stop beginning your sentences with the same words!”
Read this Story … One day, Kyle was walking to school. He heard a noise behind him. He turned around. He looked to see who was there. He didn’t see anyone, but he knew someone was there. He ran quickly to Jon’s house and knocked on the door but Jon wouldn’t let him in. He was getting really frightened. He kept thumping on the door. He got no answer so he ran way. …. Also known as the story where each sentence begins with He!
Vary your sentence beginnings There are lots of ways to make your sentences more interesting ….. Here are some ideas….
BEGIN WITH A VERB!!! A VERB IS A DOING WORD … OR AN ACTION WORD TELL ME SOME ……. NOW ADD “ING” TO THE VERBS … THEY ARE NOW CALLED GERUNDS!!!
Begin with a VERB!!!! Running was the only way to escape the savage dog! Screaming loudly with frustration, he threw his computer across the room. Peeking from behind the door allowed the boy to see who was creeping up the stairs. It was SANTA!!!
Why not begin your sentence with a VERB or GERUND? Compare this: Callum turned around and looked to see who was behind him. To this …. Turning around quickly, Callum looked to see who was behind him.
Now You Try … Pick a good verb … Move it to the beginning of the sentence. Steven realised he had been picked for the team when he looked down the list for his name. Looking down the list for his name, Steven realised he had been picked for the team.
Now you try Daisy decided to relax in the bath because she was tired from the snowboarding. Tired from all the snowboarding, Daisy decided to relax in the bath.
Match the sentence starter Gripping Twisting Shocked by Angered by the sight of so many injured people, the doctors called for more ambulances. the rope tightly, Steven slowly climbed towards the surface of the deep pit. the rude and noisy boy, the teacher sent him from the room. from side to side allowed the boy to loosen the tight ropes around his legs.
Start with a PREPOSITION or a PLACE !!!! “What a great idea I hear you say … but what on earth is a PREPOSITION????” JAY … WOULD YOU PLEASE COME TO THE FRONT OF THE CLASS …. AND BRING YOUR CHAIR WITH YOU?
Beside Jay sat cutest girl in Drummond High School. Some sentence starters … starring Jay Jay Black! On Suhkveer’s wall was a poster advertising the next school dance. Under the chair sat the shoe that Jay had been looking for all week.
Other Preposition or Place words that can begin a sentence. OnInsideWithinOutside Beside Throughout Upon NearBeyond Among Below Beneath To Inside TowardsFromIntoOut of Off
Begin your sentences with Adverbs (those words that describe the verb and end in “ly”) 1.Anxiously 2.Violently 3.Rapturously 4.Unexpectedly 5.Patiently 6.Suspiciously the lady looked around her beautiful new house and smiled. he looked over his shoulder to see if anyone was watching. shaking the boy only made him cry and scream even louder. the baby arrived early to everyone’s delight. the mother taught her child to tie her shoelaces correctly.