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    Bold Beginnings: Ways to Start a Story#Repin By:Pinterest++ for iPad#

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    Bold beginnings...

    This may be the most important part of writing a story.

    ways to start a story

    bold beginnings

    "Writing Strong Leads" anchor chart - this should help with story writing!

    Roll-a-Story Writing Activity.


    all kinds of adjectives... and a great site for teachers

    How do you hook your readers?

    6+1 Writing Traits

    100 Ways to Say "Bad"

    He went to the store ... He moseyed ... He hightailed it ... He hastened ... He beelined ... 250 ways to say went. #writingtips:

    When to start a new paragraph.

    Story Mountain: I love the "hook" at the bottom or the mountain...I've never seen it drawn like this!

    How to Teach Descriptive Writing with Show me Sentences - This is like the "Box and Explode" - where I have students find a sentence that needs to 'show' more in a story, they box it, then explode it! I like the strategy explained in this article and will use it independent of their story to help students learn how to do it before applying it!!!!!

    Said is dead... Alternatives to the word "said"

    writing sentences

    Hooks to start your story

    A word wall using synonyms! What a brilliant way to expand writing vocabulary.