SWAY, SCRATCH, SNEEZE
1. Did you read your story out loud?
2. Did you double check your spelling?
3. Did you capitalize and punctuate correctly?
4. Did you use interesting vocabulary?
5. Did you write a good beginning and ending?
FLIP, FLOAT, FLUTTER
Lights! Camera! Action!
HOIST , HICCUP, HURL
Think about how something will move from one place to another.
Don't use general words like "run" or "walk."
Think of how that object moves differently than other things.
Write an interesting verb for each of these nouns.
wild mustang _________________
mountain stream ______________
falling snow __________________
tiny field mouse _______________
crippled man _________________
Write a story using at least 2 of these.
Email it to me.
I want to see what exciting verbs you might use.
Life is full of action.
Things are moving and growing.
Splash into Writing
As we get older and learn more words, we can describe exactly how things move by using interesting words that show action called VERBS. (Yes, some verbs show that things just exist, but we will talk about them later.) Verbs are words like -