Hi and welcome back to Attentionology for K – 5 Teachers! In the aftermath of the tragedy last Friday at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut (US), I was reminded of something obvious in K – 5 education, but…
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Situation: Students continue to use lackluster verbs in their writing.
Solution: Show toy cars and pretend to make them zip across a page, telling the class that good writing includes action words (verbs) that have "zip." Ask the class for examples of "zippy" verbs like zoom, race, flash, rush, etc.