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28 resources with the keyterm precise language

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Borrowing Narrative Skills from Mr. Fletcher: Using a "Prompts in Reverse" Technique to Inspire Your Writers

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Help your class find their writing voices with this lesson which uses the work of Ralph Fletcher to guide a "Prompt in Reverse" activity. Using the chapter "First Pen" from Fletcher's Marshfield Dreams, learners decipher what they...
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Shakespeare and Poe Teach Six-Trait Writing

For Teachers 5th - 8th
A Six-Trait Writing instructional activity helps your middle schoolers liven up their word choice and shows them how to evaluate their own writing. Class members take a close look at the language used in poems by Shakespeare, Kipling,...
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The "Write" Stuff: Strategies and Conventions for Imaginative Writing

For Teachers 6th
A comprehensive and immersive series of lessons that examines various aspects of story development leads learners into writing a narrative of their own. Writers develop an understanding of the writing process as they use the learning...
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Precise and Concise Language (Part 1)

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
While pupils often think that length is a mark of good writing, precision is often a more accurate indicator of sophisticated writing. Show them how to whittle down their phrases and have them practice on the eight sentence groups...
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Creative Writing Workshop (Middle, Reading/Writing)

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Bring this lesson into your unit about creative writing and precise language. First, middle schoolers create a piece of writing with the help of their classmates. In the second part of this workshop, they edit their own piece of writing....
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Stories That Sparkle

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
Picture books provide the impetus for a study of how authors make plots seem real and characters interesting. After reading several books, class members list the techniques the authors used to enliven their stories and then craft their...
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Vivid Verbs

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Spice up your writing! Your amateur writers will benefit from concentrating on understanding and improving verb use in writing. An introductory activity addresses weak verbs. A second exercise helps them see the importance of strong...
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Changing Seasons

For Teachers 4th - 9th
Explore expository writing and using precise language in this descriptive paragraph writing lesson. Learners brainstorm prior knowledge about the changing seasons in Ohio. They describe seasonal items, view seasonal pictures from...
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Further Improvements of Writing Skills

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Improve writing skills by finding a personal writing style, using descriptive language effectively, and using precise language. Middle schoolers discuss individual style in writing and formal and informal language. They utilize figures...
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Writing a Narrative Movie Script with the Use of a Viewfinder

For Teachers 5th - 9th
And...action! Turn your middle schoolers into filmmakers with this writing and visual arts lesson. After reading Monster by Walter Dean Myers, they create a viewfinder using an empty toilet paper roll to make a storyboard for their...
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Counting Sentences' Words

For Teachers 4th - 7th
Scholars expand short, nondescript sentences by adding descriptive words and phrases. For this Owl Moon lesson, sentence length and rhythmic language are identified and discussed. Authentic student samples are reviewed to identify...
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Writing and Presenting a Fable Using Research

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Elementary and middle schoolers research animal facts and use them in a fable. First, they pair-share to find animal traits to use in writing a fable. They then complete a prewriting worksheet. After going through the writing process,...
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Zoom-in: Earthquake Writing Activity

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Wow, an earthquake! Elementary learners view a PowerPoint presentation in which a small portion of an earthquake is displayed. They use the images as inspiration for an expository piece describing what they observed. Consider pulling up...
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Reliving History through Slave Narratives

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Helpful for an American literature or history unit, this lesson prompts middle schoolers to examine slavery in the United States. They read slave narratives that were part of the Federal Writers' Project and then conduct their own...
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: Using Vivid Language

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Analyze the components of precise wording and vivid language in this language arts lesson plan. Middle school writers illustrate a passage from Mark Twain's The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and write a response to a Norman Rockwell print....
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Concise Writing Exercises

For Students 7th - 11th
Are your pupils' essays full of long, wordy sentences? Help them to write more concise sentences with this practice worksheet, which provides twenty long sentences for your young editors to proofread. Use the activity as a homework...
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Spice Up Your Writing Using Action Verbs

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Challenge your class to use their verbs wisely. Action verbs can add an extra dimension to writing, as this presentation demonstrates. Writers revise a paragraph with the teacher in order to improve the verb choice. For homework, they...
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Developing an essay: Using specific nouns, strong verbs, and vivid adjectives

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Feeling bored and unimpressed with word choice in your class? If so, consider this activity, which focuses on using specific and precise language. Pupils use highlighters, brainstorm independently and in small groups, and create a poster...
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Teaching Artists Directory Lesson Plan Sample

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Get playful with verbs to help your learners succeed in conveying personality and emotion. To start, ask your class to compare the two included statements that are the same except for the verbs. Next, small groups choose a scenario from...
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Compare US Cities for Compare/Contrast Expository Writing

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Elementary schoolers explore US geography by comparing pictures from the early 20th century. They complete a worksheet based on their observations and use their discoveries to write a paper. Pictures are available to show or print for...
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A Creative Presentation

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Bring writing to life with this instructional activity in which elementary and middle schoolers create a display of the imagery they identify in a series of Gary Paulsen books. They read the suggested materials, identify imagery and...
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Choose Your Words Wisely

For Teachers 2nd - 8th Standards
Improve word choice! Writers use dictionaries and thesauruses to aid them in choosing exciting words to incorporate in their writing. They rewrite sentences and practice identifying words that can be replaced using a better word. Flip...
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Descriptive Prompt: Precise Language

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Incorporate sensory details into a piece of descriptive writing. First, elementary and middle schoolers improve a piece of writing by using precise, vivid language, as well as appropriate word choice. They then listen to a variety of...
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Lesson Plan 14: Character Interviews on NaNo-TV

For Teachers 5th - 8th
How best to get your novelists developing characters than to actually become some of them? Bring a bag of props into your classroom and let writers have some fun role-playing their own characters being interviewed on a TV show. Although...