Download printable games and crafts to make your Read Local Kick-off Party a success! Or use the following resources in your classroom to promote a love of reading as you discover authors in your local area.
Every story has to start somewhere. The first sentence of a book sets the tone for the rest of the story and gives the reader a clue about where the story will go next. But first sentences are brimming with promises and possibilities. In the hands of a different author, the same first sentence might lead to a completely different story!
Will your story be serious or silly? Funny or frightening? Merry or melancholy? Try writing your own story with just the information you see here: the book title (& author), a description of the book, and the first sentence. How is your story similar to the one the author told? How is it different?