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Aim to use interesting verbs to make our writing more vivid

Aim: To use interesting verbs to make our writing more vivid.

For Resources: http://trubnikov.wikispaces.com/


Jaime walked to school

Jaime walked to school.

How can we change the verb walked into a more interesting action verb?

Suggestions:



Highlight the interesting action verbs
Highlight the interesting action verbs.

“Morey was this old musician with skin like

brown velvet. When the light shone on it, his

skin gleamed gold. Most of the time he slopped

around in an old flannel shirt and army fatigue

pants…” ( From Child of the Owl by Lawrence

Yep, Harper Collins, 1977)


Average verbs vs interesting verbs
Average Verbs vs. Interesting Verbs

Fell

Looked

Wore

Slopped

Gleamed

Shone


Why use action verbs instead of average verbs
Why use action verbs instead of average verbs?

You create active events.

Situations/moods are described more accurately.

Writing becomes lively.


Let’s look at the video on verbs again. This time,

write down all the verbs you hear in the story.

It’s okay if you don’t get them all, just write

down what you can.

Click here to return to the movie.



Do Now: chart below. Go back to your draft and use a colored pencil/highlighter to note all of the verbs. Then try to think of other words that fit and communicate the action or condition in a vivid way. Write them down. Read the piece silently using the new words instead of the old ones. Cross out the ones you don’t like. You might even like to keep the words you started with. Test the new word and then decide.


Homework
Homework chart below.

Visit the 501, 502 & 503 Reading &

Writing Blog to share the work you did in

class today.

http://mrstrub.blogspot.com/


Citations
Citations chart below.

Tully, Marianne Helping Students Revise Their

Writing New York Scholastic 1996.

Introduction to Parts of Speech: Big Herb &

His Verbs. Colman Communications. 2003.

PowerMediaPlus.com. 7 August 2008. <http:/

www.powermediaplus.com>


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