Learn the Theory:
Step 2: Sizzling Starts in Narratives
So let’s jump straight into the theory behind Step 2: Sizzling Starts. The video, taken directly from Seven Steps Online, identifies some of the critical concepts required to create dynamic and engaging story starts. Jen, ex-author and creator of the Seven Steps, shares some examples that clearly illustrate the concept in action.
In just 5 and a half minutes, you’ve learned (or been reminded) how a Sizzling Start is vital to engage the reader. In books and movies, writers use the opening scene to capture their reader’s attention and in the classroom, these same principles apply. By starting at the ‘Moment of Change’ you can skip the nullable plain of writing most students start with and jump straight into the action.
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The Writing Workshop for Teachers
Discover the Seven Steps that transform words on a page into convincing arguments, informative texts or imaginative worlds. Learn what makes writing great, what NAPLAN is looking for and how to teach it. In the process, you’ll discover every students’ true potential by taking the complexity out of writing, unlock their curiosity allowing them to become active learners, listeners and sharers and finally create your dream classroom filled with students begging you to let them write.