Boring Verbs and Ordinary Adjectives
In this writing challenge worksheets, students rewrite 8 sentences replacing the noted verbs and adjectives with precise and interesting verbs and adjectives.
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Language Focus and Vocabulary Starter Unit: Verb Tenses and Adjectives
Practice various verb tenses, parts of speech, and vocabulary all with one page. The activity is made up of six short exercises. Each one has its own focus. Pupils will have the opportunity to work on comparative and superlative...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Developing an essay: Using specific nouns, strong verbs, and vivid adjectives
Feeling bored and unimpressed with word choice in your class? If so, consider this activity, which focuses on using specific and precise language. Pupils use highlighters, brainstorm independently and in small groups, and create a poster...
6th - 10th English Language Arts
How Do Adjectives Improve Writing?
Using adjectives to create vivid descriptions is the focus of exercises in this resource. A cloze reading activity asks class members to add missing adjectives to passages from Mark Teague's The Lost and Found. They then read Teague's...
6th - 8th English Language Arts
Narrative Writing: Using Exact Words
Review the narrative writing process with your emerging story writers. They read a sample narrative and identify five vague verbs that could be replaced with a more exact, exciting verb. Then they write a personal narrative making sure...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed