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Eliminate "To Be" Verbs

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Good writing teachers know the problems developing writers have with sentence variety. Too many students lean on the "crutches" of unnecessary "to be" verbs. Teach students how to use "show me" vivid verbs with the eliminate "to be" verbs five-step strategies.
Verb options for "went"

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Interesting for any writer, saved this for myself: This Sentence Has Five Words – Gary Provost

Interesting for any writer, saved this for myself: This Sentence Has Five Words – Gary Provost

Syllabication is not just for primary students. Grades 4-12 teachers love these syllable worksheets to teach the basic and advanced syllable rules for accurate pronunciation, spelling, and vocabulary development.

Syllabication is not just for primary students. Grades teachers love these syllable worksheets to teach the basic and advanced syllable rules for accurate pronunciation, spelling, and vocabulary development.

Syllabication is not just for primary students. Grades 4-12 teachers love these syllable worksheets to teach the basic and advanced syllable rules for accurate pronunciation, spelling, and vocabulary development.

Syllabication is not just for primary students. Grades teachers love these syllable worksheets to teach the basic and advanced syllable rules for accurate pronunciation, spelling, and vocabulary development.

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Sentence Fluency Post-It.he has a number of different lists to use with post it notes!

Grammar, Mechanics, Spelling, and Vocabulary (Teaching the Language Strand) is the comprehensive grades 4, 5, 6, 7, or 8 full-year program designed to help students master the Common Core Language Strand Standards. Includes teacher’s guide and accompanying student workbooks (print or digital) with twice per week scripted grammar and mechanics lessons, language application openers, 56 vocabulary worksheets, weekly spelling tests and sorts, bi-weekly unit tests,  and over 200 worksheets.

Pennington Publishing offers assessment-based grammar, usage, mechanics, spelling, and vocabulary instructional resources for grades

Teaching Essay Strategies is the comprehensive curriculum designed to help students master the Common Core Writing Standards. This step-by-step program provides all of the resources for upper elementary, middle school, and high school teachers to teach both the argumentative and informational essays. Includes essay worksheets, 8 process essays with prewriting activities and rubrics, 64 sentence revision openers (such as eliminating the "to be" verbs), and 438 essay e-comments inserts.

Pennington Publishing offers assessment-based grammar, usage, mechanics, spelling, and vocabulary instructional resources for grades

Grammar, Mechanics, Spelling, and Vocabulary (Teaching the Language Strand) is the comprehensive grades 4, 5, 6, 7, or 8 full-year program designed to help students master the Common Core Language Strand Standards. Includes teacher’s guide and accompanying student workbooks (print or digital) with twice per week scripted grammar and mechanics lessons, language application openers, 56 vocabulary worksheets, weekly spelling tests and sorts, bi-weekly unit tests,  and over 200 worksheets.

Pennington Publishing offers assessment-based grammar, usage, mechanics, spelling, and vocabulary instructional resources for grades

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7 Ways to Eradicate the Copulative (How to Get Rid of the Verb “To Be”)

7 Ways to Eradicate the Copulative (How to Get Rid of the Verb “To Be”)

Teaching Essay Strategies is the comprehensive curriculum designed to help students master the Common Core Writing Standards. This step-by-step program provides all of the resources for upper elementary, middle school, and high school teachers to teach both the argumentative and informational essays. Includes essay worksheets, 8 process essays with prewriting activities and rubrics, 64 sentence revision openers (such as eliminating the "to be" verbs), and 438 essay e-comments inserts.

Teaching Essay Strategies is the comprehensive curriculum designed to help students master the Common Core Writing Standards. This step-by-step program provides all of the resources for upper elementary, middle school, and high school teachers to teach both the argumentative and informational essays. Includes essay worksheets, 8 process essays with prewriting activities and rubrics, 64 sentence revision openers (such as eliminating the "to be" verbs), and 438 essay e-comments inserts.