Predicting From the First Line 3
In this Predicting From the First Line A, students answer 6 questions by predicting the rest of a story given the first line. Students also write a short story, using the first line 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...
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