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PERSONAL NARRATIVE LEADS

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PERSONAL NARRATIVE LEADS
WHAT IS A LEAD?
DIFFERENT TYPES OF LEADS
• Question: You can use an interesting question to get the reader thinking

• Action: You can set up the action for the entire story in a few sentences

• Talking: You can start with a line or two of dialogue

• Snapshot: You can create a picture of the setting or a character in the reader’s mind

ACTION
• Action: You can set up the action for the entire story in a few sentences.

Open in the middle of something happening.
Example: I toed the starting line. I breathed deeply and tensed my legs, dreading the crack of the starter’s pistol.



Dialogue
• Talking: You can start with a line or two of dialogue

Example: “I don’t believe you learned that whole routine that quickly,” laughed my coach.


Quote
Quote: Start with a quote from an authority or from someone important to your story.

EXAMPLE: My dad always said, "The first mile is the hardest." So i started training for the race.
My Trip to the Mall:
One day, I went to the mall. I got in the car, and my mom drove me to the mall.

When I Went to the Beach:
My mom said, “We are going to the beach today.” And I started to get ready. I put on my shoes and clothes. I went to the car.

BOOOOOOOORING!!!
• Definition:Define a word or a term.

Example: Soil is a small piece of rock and decayed matter. I use it to grow my plants
Unusual Fact or Detail
Unusual Fact or Detail: Give information that is true, but surprising,

Example: Box cameras were first sold in 188. now most photographs, like mine, are digital.

Example: Ssssssss. I love the sizzle of onions cooking in the pan.
Sounds or Noises
Setting Description
Setting Description: Describe a place or time.

Example: There were mirrors on three walls in the studio. There were skylights overhead, so the light was almost blinding. My first dance lesson would surely be a memorable experience,.


• The beginning of a story is called the “lead” of the story.

• If you don’t say something interesting in your lead, then people won’t want to read the rest of your story.

• A good lead catches the reader’s attention, making them want to read more!

Definition
• Question: You can use an interesting question to get the reader thinking

Pose a thought-provoking question.

Example: Have you ever wondered how the magician always picks the correct card? I have.


Question
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