Using Powerful Verbs in Your Writing
For this writing with vivid verbs worksheet, students choose a verb from the word box to complete 5 sentences, complete 5 additional sentences with strong verbs and then write a paragraph that compares and contrasts 2 animals.
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Using The BFG in the Classroom
Use a resource that highlights Roald Dahl's seven tips for imaginative writing while reading The BFG. The activities encourage learners to become creative writers through finding harmony, establishing stamina, engaging in imaginative...
3rd - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Vocabulary Unit 7.3: Irregular Verbs and Describing People
Learn how to describe a person's looks and use irregular verbs in one worksheet. After completing paragraphs about various hobbies with word banks, kids work on grouping particular words into categories such as hair, height, and general...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Language Focus and Vocabulary Unit 7.1: Irregular Verbs, Describing People
Help your learners understand how to describe people and use irregular verbs in the past tense with a series of exercises. After practicing verbs such as became, bought, and knew, kids fill in the blanks to complete additional sentences....
4th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Using Vivid Verbs in Your Writing
For this using vivid verbs in your writing worksheet, students replace general verbs with vivid, exciting verbs in sentences, create comparing and contrasting sentences using given verbs, and write a friendly letter that compares and...
3rd - 6th English Language Arts
Irregular Verbs, Past Tense
Clarify the difference between affirmative and negative responses in a grammar instructional activity, which provides several activities about irregular verbs in past tense. Kids read a chart and describe what someone did or didn't do on...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
A+ Writing Prompts
Shake it up! Shake your tablet to bring up a unique writing prompt for journaling or blogging with your class. Shake again and a new one appears. Prompts can come from different categories (sketches, scenes, texts, words, news) to help...
4th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Use Transition Words in Narrative Writing
Transitional words and phrases are essential writing tools that allow authors to clearly guide their audience through a story. In the fifth lesson of this series on narrative writing, learners begin their drafts by linking together the...
5 mins 3rd - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Use Paragraph Form in Argumentative Writing
It's time to do some body building with the fourth lesson of this series on persuasive writing. After creating a thesis statement and brainstorming supporting ideas and details, young writers begin creating the body of their...
8 mins 3rd - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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