Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Action Verbs and Strong Verbs

Today we took a look at Action Verbs.  We discussed action verbs like running, writing, and drinking.  We took each of those verbs and came up with better/stronger verbs that are synonyms for the words.  For drinking we used words like slurping, gulping, and sipping.  For writing students came up with printing, scribbling, scripting, and outlining.  For running the other word choices were sprinting, jogging, galloping, and skipping.  We talked about how strong verbs help writers paint word pictures and create mind movies for their readers.

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