Week 2 – Robo-Sauce
The purpose of this lesson is to write interesting lead sentences. Lead sentences are the are the first sentences in a book.
So Our mission here is to find the secret that writers use to get the reader interested in reading their book.
First: Look at this picture. It is the cover picture of the book. Thinking about the title Robo-Sauce and the illustration, I want you to predict what you think this book will be about.
Now watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8iDk1KEbEQ
Now watch it again but his time write comments on a sheet of paper. Your notes might be questions, connections, predictions or something of interest to you.
After writing and listening to the story, look at the beginning of the story and think about how the story started. Did it start with “Once upon a …” or “There was a boy who liked to pretend he …”?
Look at some picture books you have at home and see how they write their first sentence. Did it work? Which ones worked? Why?
Write down a couple of Lead Sentences and explain why they made you want to read the book.
If you are writing a story at home (I have heard from some people they have or starting projects!) think of an Lead Sentence for you story or project.
I would love to hear from you so if you want to share it with me … you know where I am at firstname.lastname@example.org