Build Students’ Verb Choice

Build Students’ Verb Choice

Kristina Smekens is convinced that stronger verbs produce stronger writing, which produces higher test scores. Work this winter to build your students’ verb choice. Not just their word choice–their verb choice! 1. Collect lists of “Great Verbs We...
Focus on Action Verbs

Focus on Action Verbs

Word choice instruction often focuses on adjectives and nouns. But you also want to encourage students to unlock the power of verb choice. Recognize weak verb choice Listening to hallway conversations, Indian Springs Middle School teacher Jann Johnson noticed that...