Use the Writing VAN Graphic Organizer before Common Core writing activity to come up with Verbs, Adjectives, and Nouns about the topic. Project on the smart board and have students come up and write them in or use as a printable, or both. Helps students practice correct spelling.and lets gifted students show off their vocabulary. Students who struggle will be much happier with their end product and enjoy the writing process so much more! Sample included.