Word Choice. Creating an imagine in the reader’s mind with the words you choose. Discussion of “Mad Teacher.”. What facial expressions were shown? What did I do? What did I say? What body language was shown?. VS. Tell. Show. Show, Don’t Tell. The baseball player argued with the umpire.
Creating an imagine in the reader’s mind with the words you choose.
Strong verbs help make a mental picture in the reader’s head.
Look at the sentence: The ace pitcher hurled his glove at the mound, then spit words at the man behind the plate.
Hurled and Spit are much stronger verbs than “argued” which was used in the first sentence.
Look at the verbs below: With a partner, find at least three stronger verbs to replace that one.
Example: Eat-(gobble, nibble, taste)