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Angry verbs. Students pick a bird, write a story or description of their bird. Then Highlight the linking and helping verbs using different colors.

Angry Verbs (Students pick a bird, write a story or description of their bird. They then highlight the linking and helping verbs using different colors.

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Halloween Hoots and Howls, by Joan Horton. (Henry Holt, 1999).  A collection of poems celebrating Halloween, including "Tombstone Epitaphs," "The Ghost and Goblin Ball," and "The Vampire."

a Writing Lesson that uses Halloween Hoots and Howls by Joan Horton

I have seen many posts on Pinterest using paint chips.  My husband was heading to Home Depot and I asked him to grab 22 paint chips.  He g...

I have seen many posts on Pinterest using paint chips. My husband was heading to Home Depot and I asked him to grab 22 paint chips. He g...

A Teacher's Idea: Anchor Charts

verb anchor chart You can hang this up in your classroom so that students always them when they may have issues reusing certain words a lot. This chart may give them an idea of a different verb they could be using.

Work on Writing  Weak Verbs vs. STRONG Verbs   Students create sentences and pictures to foster an understanding of including strong verbs into their writing.

Write a sentence on the board using a weak verb and have students come up with strong verbs to replace it.

Verbs Verbs Verbs!- activity to do in a word work or writing center.  Or write a story using verbs found in and cut from magazines.

Verbs Verbs Verbs!

Word Work activities: She make a verb collage, but you could also make one with nouns, adjectives etc. Have students all bring in examples of each part of speech, then collage them to make separate classroom posters;

Angry verbs writing

Angry Birds Activities in the Classroom

Angry verbs -- creative writing activity: This was used in a second grade classroom, but there is no reason it couldn't be modified to teach upper grades similar things. Angry Verbs, Angry Adjectives, etc.

Sheet listing common verbs and words that can be used instead. My students have them in their writing binders so that they can refer to them often ...

Vivid Verb reference sheet for writing binder - these would make good super student awards especially during writing lessons

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