Friday, March 30, 2018

Fun Story Writing Activities For Elementary Kids

Can The First Line In A Picture Book Hook The Reader?

In many cases, a picture book can hook the reader's interest in the first sentence. Others might take a sentence or two to build interest.

I thought it could be helpful to list some of the first lines and get students' reactions. Is it a good way to start the story? Does it make them want to read more?

"Bonjour! I see you are staring at me!"

 Escargot by Dashka Slater

Farrar Straus Giroux, 2017

 "The big news is this: Little Miss will be a big sis."

by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Little Miss, Big Sis - HarperCollins 2015

"The day had been long and full of adventures."

by Maureen Fergus

Buddy & Earl - Groundwood Books House of Anansi Press, 2016

"On the day the science project hatched, our whole class was amazed."

 The Teacher's Pet by Anica Mrose Rissi

Disney-Hyperion, 2017

"Thelma felt a little sad."

Thelma the Unicorn - Scholastic Press, 2017

"I bought a pillow here and I think it is broken."

by Laura Gehl

Viking, Penguin, 2018

"The piano stood quietly in the living room for years."
by Peter H. Reynolds

Candlewick Press, 2016

"One day, I had an idea.

Where did it come from?" (Second Sentence)

by Kobi Yamada

Compendium, Inc., 2013

Story Writing Aids and Activities

Is It Even Possible For A Six Year Old To Write A Complete Story?

If I Were A Book My Title Would Be . . . 

Parts Of A Story Set To Music

by Janelle Cox


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