Lessons that Teach Kids to Write Introductions that Are Clear and Compelling
Writing A-Z Openings Skill Lessons teach students how to effectively write introductions to their original compositions. Effective openings for compositions capture a reader's attention. Openings, which set the tone for a piece of writing, include action, description, facts, questions, or other elements depending on the text type of the writing.
Why Use Openings Lessons
Strong openings hook the reader early by painting vivid pictures for readers or clearly identifying the topic for the reader. Fiction or nonfiction writing can feature a variety of approaches to openings, and each developmental level has different expectations for what makes an opening effective.
How to Use Openings Lessons
Use Openings Skill Lessons in either fiction or nonfiction text types. Lesson plans can be used for additional support to revise a piece of writing from a Process Writing Lesson or anytime an appropriate text type is written.
Support resources at each of the four developmental writing levels—beginning, early developing, developing, and fluent—accompany each skills lesson. Students practice openings before applying them in other writing.