Writing must have the following;
1. A Bold Beginning
2. A Mighty Middle
3. An Excellent Ending
Let’s Take a Deeper Look at Bold Beginnings……
Here are seven great ways to begin a piece of writing, with an example of each using the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears.
1. With a question
Have you ever wondered why anyone would even dare to step through the door of a bear’s home?
2. With an interesting fact
“Bear attacks are relatively rare, but frequent enough to be of concern for those who are in bear habitats.” Why would a young girl named Goldilocks even dare trespass in a bear’s home?
3. With a single word or sentence fragment
4. With dialogue
Goldilocks’ mother always said,”Don’t go into the forest. It’s full of big scary bears.”
5. With a strong opinion or feeling.
There is no such thing as bears who eat porridge!
6. With something that leaves the reader wondering.
“As she slept, a large paw pulled open the front door.” but let’s not leave you hanging….let’s start at the very beginning….
7. With a sound
“Creeeek,” the door opened….
Here are some of the BOLD BEGINNINGS that 3A came up with for their own personal narratives!
Will: “I could see the beautiful sun reflecting on the navy blue water”
Isaiah: “Splodges of red, green orange and blue filled my eyes up with beautifulness”
Valla: “In the light of the full moon had she escaped?”
Hazel: “The light shone on the red mats which made them look green, I took a deep breath and stepped on stage.”
Zoe: “I walked in, the place looked like a mountain of rocks”
Billy: “It was rolling up like a snowball as it got scooped up”
Lily: “Great pumpkins, where’s your tail?!”
Archie: “I knew somewhere in my heart I was wrong and I was right too.”
Pippi: “I could hear the footsteps behind me.”
Johanna: “Mum, I didn’t think we would be that close to the Lions.”
Gracie: “Please, (I said in my head to myself), I don’t want her to be late.”
Tess: “It was cold morning when I saw a little, yellow, fluffy bowl.”
Jasmine: “YAY! I screamed like my head was going to fly off!”
Byron: “I can’t believe my eyes!”
What is your favourite bold beginning?
Why are bold beginnings important when writing personal narratives?