3/24/2020 1 Comment
Writing with Buske: Action Verbs
I'm glad to hear so many of you are enjoying these writing blogs. You have peeps in all grade levels and across the United States reading this blog, just like you. If your parents give you permission to share your story, you might have a kiddo from across the country respond. Isn't that cool!?
Today I want to encourage you to use different verbs to make your writing more exciting and enjoyable to read. Instead of writing, "I walked to the Christmas tree.", you could write, "I skipped to the Christmas tree." I don't know about you but I've never walked to the Christmas tree on Christmas morning. Instead, I run, skip, jump, or bounce but not a walk.
Here's a different one, "My dog ran outside because she was so excited."This is a good sentence, but what if we change, "ran", to "bolted"? This creates a different picture in your head, right? Which story would you rather read? I'd rather see a dog bolting than walking because I'd want to know why the dog was in such a hurry.
Today's writing prompt:
This page is a way for me to connect with students, share my passion to write, and hopefully instill this same passion in them as they learn at home.
REMEMBER TO INCLUDE IN YOUR STORY:
When you write, remember to answer these questions:
I gave you a few examples to get you started.
1) Who you are with?
(mom, dad, brother, sister.)
2) Where you are?
(inside, outside, house, barn)
3) How are you feeling?
(happy, sad, mad, discouraged)
4)What are you doing?
(playing, singing, dancing)
5) When did this take place?
(day, morning, afternoon, night)
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