Here is an idea from my book Reviser's Toolbox that we can do together. Lets create a massive collection of the best leads from literature, non-fiction and fiction, picture books etc. and fill this forum with them. Writers can draw inspiration and teachers can cut and paste into a Word file to share with their students.
What is a lead? A lead is the opening of a piece of writing. It can be a sentence or a paragraph or even a page or two. It is the door that opens the piece or as John Mcphee says, the magic flashlight that shines down through a piece of writing. Leads make the reader want to read and the writer want to write.
Here is a place to share ideas that transform students into lifelong writers and help them succeed on any writing test, including STAAR. Download lessons from Barry Lane, Gretchen Bernabei and Alana Morris to add to your tool box. See More