Sizzling Starts: “One Day…” is no more!

“One day…” the 4/5s at Yahl are trying to ban this very common and overused phrase in their writing. If we want our readers to be excited by our work, we need to hook them up right from the beginning!

Our students are starting to explore the technique of using a “sizzling start” in their writing, to enhance the quality of their stories. So far, we have looked at examples of sizzling starts that use sound effects, dialogue, description, action or flashback as techniques to create an effective beginning to a story.

On the padlet below, you will find some early examples from some of our students: