This lesson teachers students how to omit "To be" verbs in their writing and replace them with more engaging and precise language.
This lesson includes:
- A powerpoint presentation (11 slides) with corresponding visuals and pop culture references
- Guided notes corresponding to the powerpoint
- A station rotation activity (7 stations)
- An active verbs handout to use in conjunction with the station rotation.
This activity can be purchased at a discount as part of my Writing Style: Unit Bundle! With twenty-two pages and ten activities, this bundle has everything you need to improve writing style, and includes lessons on concision, register, replacing "to be" verbs, omitting "I", periodic sentence structure, transitions, and quote integration. I use these lessons in both my high school and college English courses. As a result, I always see an improvement in student writing.
Writing Style: Unit Bundle
Activities in this bundle include:
Mentor Sentences Worksheet: Integrating Quotes #1
Mentor Sentences Worksheet: Integrating Quotes #2
Mentor Sentences Worksheet: Internal Transitions
Replacing “To Be” Verbs Lesson and Mentor Sentences Worksheet
Mentor Sentences Worksheet: Omitting “I”
Mentor Sentences Worksheet: Colons, Semi-Colons, and Commas
Mentor Sentences Worksheet: Periodic Sentence Structure
Writing with Concision: Improving Sentence Clarity Worksheet
Revising Colloquial Language: Formal vs Informal Register Worksheet and Handouts
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