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    Have students detect the exciting verbs in the text such as teeter, strum, descend. Discuss the importance of verbs in writing, and have students edit a piece of their writing by replacing boring verbs with energetic verbs.

    Mentor Texts -- Word Choice -- Adverbs

    Book for Strong Verbs

    strong verbs

    Verb Mentor Text

    Word choice lesson

    subject-verb agreement They really should just learn this through the writing process.

    Mentor Text for Small Moment Writing (word choice and closing minilessons)

    FREE- Challenge your students to unlock the secret "hearts of speech" (nouns and verbs)

    This Show Don't Tell Activity helps students learn the difference between showing and not telling in writing, encouraging the use of vivid verbs, d...

    powerful verbs lesson

    Verbs/action hero

    Six Word Memoir - I love the idea of having students write one at the beginning of the school year, and at the end. Great "get to know you" Image only, blog is gone.

    Students love to have choice when it comes to their learning. Setting up Social Studies

    Small Moments for BIG Impact in Writing Workshop (Mentor Texts)

    FREE Mentor Text Lists for Common Core Reading Literature

    Inside The Classroom: Mentor Texts For Writer's Workshop

    creating a character sketch inspired by an interesting verbs and actions that show

    using quality details and strong verbs like Roald Dahl

    Freebie! Writing and Vocabulary Novel or Book Response Choice Board. Two different choice boards to provide differentiated options for your students to show their learning and thinking. One choice board has writing response prompts to respond to novels and the other has vocabulary responses.

    FREE - Personal Student Dictionary - Word Meaning Graphic Organizer