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

    Classroom: Reading / Writing. Character Traits grouped with similar traits. Use to compare and contrast. What are the subtle differences? Would be great to transfer these into a web organizer.

    Other Ways to Say Said

    Bold beginnings...

    Welcome to Teaching That Makes Sense!

    When to start a new paragraph.

    Transition Words...great to run off and put in writers' notebooks!

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

    Memorable endings for their conclusions: Fourth Grade Freebies from the High-Tech Teacher: Literacy

    100 Ways to Say "Bad"

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

    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!!!!!

    Wow! A super helpful writing tool that addresses common core writing expectations.

    Roll-a-Story Writing Activity.

    Punctuation helps readers hear you the way you want to be heard. Make sure you do it correctly!

    good beginnings- different ways to start your story

    The Go To Teacher: Common Core Writing Leads anchor chart

    Ideas for teaching when to start a new paragraph - this pin goes to a product but I pinned it as an example of ideas to add to an anchor chart on this topic

    Said is Dead#Repin By:Pinterest++ for iPad#

    The 10 Worst Story Openings {how not to start your novel} Adresses some of the most common *facepalm* moments that writers and readers face.