Write a Lively Lead. You Never Get a Second Chance for a “1 st Impression”. Who can remind us what a “lead” in your story is?. Think!. ON YOUR OWN: Take 1 minute and think about the lead you have written for your story. Do you think your current “lead” has room for any improvement?.
You Never Get a Second Chance for a “1st Impression”
What makes this a strong lead? Stephanie, a 6th grader.
Has a strong voice-it sounds like someone talking to us. Stephanie, a 6th grader.
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.