Leads

BY: Laila CLASS: Ms. Sager Hour 4

Lead

A lead, or lede, paragraph in literature is the opening paragraph of an article, essay, news story or book chapter. Often called the lead, it usually occurs together with the headline or title. It precedes the main body of the article, and it gives the reader the main idea of the story

Examples

"If I don't see you tomorrow I'll see you in Heaven," I told her. (Dialogue)

I was in The Pageant Arena with Camila and crazy fan girls shouting for Jack Johnson and Jack Gilinsky to come out. I remember being pushed and shoved because I was in the front row. I had a cardboard cutout of Jack Johnson's head. My head starting to hurt because of the girls screaming for Jack J and Jack G to come out. (Snapshot)

Don't you just love kindergarten? (Question)

A Frequently Asked Question

Q. What are some types of leads?


  • Dialogue
  • Question
  • Action
  • Snapshot (Setting)
  • Character Hook
  • Puzzle
  • 3 Strong Words
  • Predicament/ Situation
  • New Twist
  • Song/Poem