Strong Verbs an exercise in helping students choose the perfect verbs in their writing. This new and improved version of Strong Verbs sheet features re-formatting to include graphs for each set to aid those students who have a difffcult time writing in white space, without lines. This activity encourages students to avoid using stacked adjectives in their writing, but instead to choose the strongest and most specific verb they can think of to make their writing come alive. To complete the activity students focus on one "non-specific" or "weak" verb and then look at the adjectives in the middle column to see how the action happens. Ultimately they use the combination or the original verb's intention and the adjective to create one strong verb. Ex. Coughed in a Loud way=Barked (strong verb). This works great as a group activity because students bounce ideas off each other and come up with many options. It's also great to put the sheet on the SmartBoard (if available) and have groups share their responses, as again, a variety of responses will be shared.