Your students will LOVE this dinosaur themed PowerPoint (with video clips) and worksheets that encourages students to be creative and vivid in their writing. It will encourage them to identify "extinct" and boring words and find new words! This outlines the following:
-Parts of the writing process (brainstorming/drafting)
-Boring, overused verbs
-Using a Thesaurus and how to find more exciting verbs
-How NOT to use a Thesaurus
This adorable 13-slide PowerPoint includes video clips (only 1 is BrainPop...so if you don't have access, just skip that slide,) a 5 question group quiz, and 2 worksheets. (Videos are from YouTube and BrainPop...make sure you have access.)
Your students will start impressing you on their STAAR Writing exam, Benchmarks, essays, state test, and more! I love using this in my resource (special education) classroom too! This lesson is great at keeping students engaged.
If you would like a Halloween (spooky) version of this lesson, it can be found here: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Vivid-Verbs-PowerPoint-w-video-clips-worksheet-and-extension-activity-1567933
The content is the same, however, there is a fun extension activity along with 1 worksheet.
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