Title: Archie Smith, Boy Wonder
Subtitle: A tiny voice asked, "Is he the one?"
Today you are to write a beginning for this story. Beginnings have some elements to them. They are to hook the reader in a new and interesting way. Then the beginning reels in the reader by introducing characters and their backgrounds. Try to think of an exciting way to make your story different than the other kids' in the class. A common mistake for kids’ stories is they give away the whole story in the beginning. Be sure you know where the story is headed (what the end will be), but try to keep the mystery secret. Encourage the reader to want more.
Now you are ready to write the first chapter! I am expecting multiple paragraphs (hit the enter key when you change topics). Good luck.
If you finish early, search Google for “Archie Smith, Boy Wonder” to read some other great stories kids have written for this picture. Or read and comment on your classmates’ stories. Remember, be specific if you comment.