Beginnings: 3 Examples (and Why They Work)

After my post about “Beginnings, Middles and Ends” a few weeks ago, a teacher-friend reached out to me.

“When I tell students I want them to work on ‘the beginning,’ I don’t mean all that rising action you mentioned,” she said. “I am talking about much simpler stuff. I just want them to write an opening that draws readers in. I am talking about a hook.”

I wouldn’t call crafting a compelling opening simple, by any means, but I appreciate her point. Maybe you, too, want to focus on teaching students to write great opening lines. So how do we do that?

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Written for Indiana Partnership for Young Writers