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Adventure into the world of authors! As part of a larger writing unit, this activity falls on that exhilarating first day the pen hits the paper. But how to begin? Learners share concerns and excitement. They explore the purpose of first sentences and examine several examples on a worksheet (not included, buy it is easily found online). Are they funny? Sad? Mysterious? They complete some fragmented first-sentences, and then consider what type of novel they are writing. Use the remaining time to get your young authors writing their own first sentences!