We recently finished our writing unit on personal narratives. As with all of my units, I like to take a little time to reflect on what went well, as well as what I would like to do differently. Today I’d like to share my thoughts and strategies on narrative leads. We spent quite a bit of time discussing how to compose narrative leads that hook readers. Overall, I was very pleased with the leads my students used for their narratives.
We will continue to address composing strong leads as we write different genres throughout the year. One of the things I like best about teaching second grade is the huge growth that I see in my students as writers. I am looking forward to seeing how they take what we have learned and apply it to future writings.