Predicting From the First Line
In this Predicting From the First Line worksheet, students answer six questions related to a given sentence. Students predict what the book will be about based on the sentence given.
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Show your class how to start their essays off right. On this page is a list of first lines. Writers can choose their favorites, rank the first lines, rewrite some of the worst ones, etc. The instructions leave the task open for choice...
6th - 11th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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