Aim: To use interesting verbs to make our writing more vivid. For Resources: http:// trubnikov.wikispaces.com /. Jaime walked to school. How can we change the verb walked into a more interesting action verb?. Suggestions :. Verbs. Highlight the interesting action verbs.
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How can we change the verb walked into a more interesting action verb?
“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)
You create active events.
Situations/moods are described more accurately.
Writing becomes lively.
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.
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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.
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Writing New York Scholastic 1996.
Introduction to Parts of Speech: Big Herb &
His Verbs. Colman Communications. 2003.
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