Opening Lines & Hooks: Creative Writing Activities_11 to 14 yrs

There’s nothing quite like staring at a blank page. Using these five activities students will apply secrets from master storytellers as they discover techniques to conquer those first line blues. They will learn to -

  • Grab the reader’s attention from the very first line and hold onto it.
  • Review the first lines of relevant, famous novels and develop their own style.
  • Write to inform and entertain. And be ruthless about the editing process.

Please contact Claire Vorster for free resources, or other questions.

Activities
Speaking and listening, planning, writing, reviewing.

Resources included in this plan
Writing and Mini Writing Activities
Story prompts
Reading and Comprehension
Story planner
Online resource links

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