Student Writer Instructions:
Press the buttons below until you find three nouns you can fit into one opening paragraph. Your writing goal today is to make an opening paragraph that is just as interesting and full of details as the first paragraph in Brave Margaret: An Irish Adventure by Robert De San Souci.
What will your opening paragraph need in order to invite your reader to want to know the rest of the story? How will you let your read know that something big and important is about to happen to the character you introduce us to?
As you create your perfect opening paragraph, use lots of interesting details that a reader might remember after he or she puts your story down.
Here's a challenge, if you dare. Can you write a paragraph that is so interesting that you absolutely want to write the rest of the story? We think you can!