Evaluation Station

Grade 6: Story

A story's opening should capture the reader's interest. Try one of these ideas.

Describe the setting.

The spaceship Adventure was state-of-the-art for the twenty-eighth century. It carried fifty passengers, and each seat had a personal computer and a personal pizza maker. It made the trip to Mars a deluxe treat.

Introduce the characters through dialogue.

“Charelle, did you put up signs for the car wash yet?” shouted Tim from the parking lot.

Describe an exciting action.

Ming held her breath as she and Aaron paddled the canoe through the churning rapids. She scanned the river for the “V” of water that would carry them safely through the next set.

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