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Prompt-to-Opening

Activities, KidWrite!, Skills, Writing

Published on: October 17, 2023

Written by: Gina Hagler

The easiest way to write an opening sentence is to create it from a prompt. Prompt-to-Opening helps kids practice. Here’s a sample of prompts and possible opening sentences to see what we mean.

  1. What is the hardest thing you’ve ever done?
    • The hardest thing I’ve ever done is learn to swim.
    • Learning to swim is the hardest thing I’ve ever done.
    • There are many reasons why learning to swim is the hardest thing I’ve ever done.
  2. If you could be anything, what would you be?
    • If I could be anything, I’d be a dog.
      • I’d be a dog if I could be anything.
      • There are many reasons I’d be a dog if I could be anything.
      • If I could be anything, there are many reasons I’d be a dog.
  3. Tell me about your vacation.
    • I had the best vacation this year!
    • There are many reasons why my vacation was fun.
    • My vacation was fun for many reasons.
  4. Name the best book you’ve ever read.
    • The best book I’ve ever read was Green Eggs and Ham.
    • Green Eggs and Ham is the best book I’ve ever read.
  5. What makes a person a good friend?
    • There are many things that make a person a good friend.
    • Someone is a good friend for many reasons.

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