Sometimes we all need to say thank you for our pizza…
Here are some famous first lines from different books and movies. Students will write a story where one of the lines must appear, authentically, in the story. The line doesn’t have to be the first line, but it does have to appear.
- It was the best of times. It was the worst of times.
- All this happened, more or less.
- I had just come to accept that my life would be ordinary when extraordinary things began to happen.
- It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.
- When he was nearly thirteen, my brother, Jem, got his arm badly broken at the elbow.
- What’s your dream?
- All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
- Marley was dead, to begin with.
This NPR link has an extensive list with links to amazing commencement speeches.
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Very true…our doesn’t take much to make our day. http://www.daveramsey.com/blog/best-things-to-say-to-teachers?ectid=10.23.3048
“Teens say the most important factor for them to feel motivated to write is using it as a way to connect with, and receive feedback from, teachers, family members, and friends.”