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.
"Love without power is mimic and sentimental; power without love is reckless and abusive." -Martin Luther King-
I like this quote because it keeps me to remember how can connect with students. I want to write a book with this theme in the future.
Here is a place to post your Wacky We-search Reports. Post each report as a new discussion, or if you are a teacher you can post similar reports in the same blog ie: Drug Ads etc.. Can't wait to see all the examples.See More