Eliminating Wordiness in Writing
In this eliminating wordiness in writing worksheet, students make awkward phrases less wordy by substituting or eliminating words. They also write a persuasive article. Students complete three exercises.
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Murder in the School
Whodunnit? That is the question young sleuths must answer as they use their deductive reasoning skill and assume the identity of various persons attending a party where Miss McGowan is murdered. The ninth instructional activity in a...
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Why use 50 words when 15 gets the same point across? Use an online interactive webpage to fine tune the writing skills of your middle schoolers. As they read 10 sentences, they eliminate as many words as possible while still retaining...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Eliminating Wordiness: Exercise 3
The focus of this writing instructional activity is to have writers revise and edit a three-paragraph passage to eliminate wordiness and repetition. The paragraphs are quite long, and this should take most students quite a while to...
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