By David Lee Finkle
They strategies in this lesson teach students that adjectives alone do not make great pictures in writing. They are the "seasoning," but not the "main ingredient." Students learn that the main ingredients in writing that is exciting and vivid are strong verbs and concrete nouns.
The strategies in this lesson include:
• Strong Verbs and Concrete Nouns (Acting Out a Picture)
• The Picture This! School-Wide Contest ("Telling" Sentences)
• The Nouns/Verbs Chart
• Adjectives (and Dead Verbs) Are Additives
Grades 5 & Up