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.
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Your students will love this subject / verb agreement game. The 34 question cards ask the children to choose the correct verb or to choose the cor...
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