Teaching Elaboration and Word Choice

Teaching Elaboration and Word Choice

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Watch your students' writing confidence soar as they learn how to use lively verbs colorful adjectives, and specific nouns to enhance their paragraphs, essays, and stories. This classroom-tested resource is jam-packed with mini-lessons and activities on topics like action verbs, detailed description, personification, metaphor, and lots more. Plus, engaging reproducibles, rubrics, bulletin board ideas, and student samples. For use with Grades 4-8.Step 4. Give students one boring example; then ask them to brainstorm ways of making the example exciting. ... For example, you may want the whole class to practice writing a friendly letter. ... Show them how to develop a rubric. (See Chapter 4 for more information on evaluation.) Remind students that you will grade their writing according to the Brainstorm Sheet Elaboration skill: Type of writing: _anbsp;...

Title:Teaching Elaboration and Word Choice
Author:Leann Nickelsen
Publisher:Scholastic Inc. - 2001-08-01


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