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More than One Way to Create Vivid Verbs

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More than One Way to Create Vivid Verbs

Grades 6 – 8
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Three 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Debbie Scamihorn

Kennesaw, Georgia


National Council of Teachers of English


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Grades   6 – 12  |  Lesson Plan  |  Recurring Lesson

Show-Me Sentences

This lesson teaches students how to revise dull “telling” sentences into vivid, descriptive “showing” sentences.


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Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Writing Poetry

Acrostic Poems

This online tool enables students to learn about and write acrostic poems. Elements of the writing process are also included.


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Grades   K – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Book

Writing Our Communities: Local Learning and Public Culture

Student engagement with community becomes the centerpiece of the book, an engagement that takes place across disciplines through projects involving history, environment, culture, and much more.


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