Brush Strokes are 5 sentence-structure strategies developed by Harry Noden, and introduced in his book, Image Grammar, which is aimed at secondary students.
I have adapted his Brush Strokes to be elementary- and middle-appropriate (I’ve used some or all with students in grades 3, 4, and 5), and inspired by his concepts, I have created some Brush Strokes of my own.
I have created PowerPoint presentations to introduce each Brush Stroke, and to provide guided and independent practice.
In addition, I am in the process of uploading my Brush Strokes assessments to my TeachersPayTeachers page, so if those might interest you, check back regularly.
In total, I have the following 6 Brush Strokes PowerPoint presentations (listed in the order I present them to my 5th-grade students), but I am in the process of creating some new ones, so keep an eye on my store:
1) Active Verb Brush Strokes (always teach THIS ONE first!)
2) Triple Participle Brush Strokes
3) Absolute Brush Strokes
4) Adjectives Out of Order Brush Strokes
5) Appositive Brush Strokes
6) Interrupting Participial Phrase Brush Strokes
When I share a Brush Stroke PPT presentation, I upload music and sound effects to the slides to better engage my students. I could not embed those audio files because of file-size restrictions, but in the notes field at the bottom of the slide, I will list the type of audio files I used in case you’d like to find and upload them into the slides on your own.