Picture this…a fourth grade teacher sitting on a high chair in the middle of her classroom of twenty-five students, eyes focused down on a book she was reading aloud to… …no one! I saw this as I entered the room to…
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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.