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Leads in Narrative Writing

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Renee Lordi

on 17 October 2013

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Transcript of Leads in Narrative Writing

Leads in Narrative Writing
Talking Lead
This type of lead begins with dialogue.
Sound Effect
This lead gets the reader quickly involved in the story by starting with an event or some kind of action.
"Roaring" Lead
Smash! The window cracked, the wind howled, and the door flung open. Rain poured in through the screen, drenching the welcome mat inside our house. I will never forget the fierce storm that was outside my house last night.
Action Lead
You can get the reader quickly involved in the story by starting with an exciting event or some kind of action.
Question Lead
This lead begins by asking an interesting question.
There was bat in our house
last summer.
Boring!
"Quick hit the floor," my dad yelled. "Whatever you do, don't look up!" replied my mom. It was a terrifying night when they discovered a bat in the house.
YES!
There was a loud storm outside my house.
I was excited for my birthday party!!!
Boring!!!!!!!!!
I quickly threw on my favorite red party dress and scrambled down the stairs as fast as I could. It was my 10th birthday and my party was just about to begin!
In this story I will tell you about playing football with my friends.
In what sport can you tackle opponents, catch 30-yard touchdown passes on overtime, and sack the quarterback before he can even complete a pass? In football, of course. It's my favorite sport.
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