Choice Words - Make Them "Hear" You!
In this one-time class, we will compare written pieces to determine what word choice has to do with vivid composition and revise to improve composition with specific word choice.
Madeline C Teater
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Choice Words - Write Like a Pro! Sometimes we know something, but we are unaware that we know. Consider writing: "The dog was taken on trains," becomes "For two days and nights this express car was dragged along at the tail of shrieking locomotives"--Jack London's description of the outraged canine, Buck, from The Call of the Wild. We know that London's description grabs our interest in a way that "The dog was taken on trains," never can. Students who love to read take in the passages...
This class is taught in English.
Students will look for compelling, specific verbs and nouns in excerpts of excellent writing. Students will identify humdrum nouns and verbs used in first drafts. Students will have a system for finding and using specific nouns and verbs in their own writing. Students will share their examination of writing with their peers. Students will produce a better draft of a personally written paragraph or sentence.
This is a one-time class so there is no homework assigned. It is my hope, however, that students will want to read their own writing with the purpose of making it more vivid.
Students will need pencils or pens and paper.
There are no letter grades for this class. Students can be assessed for their attention and participation, of course. Parents may request such a response.
45 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Madeline C Teater
Love to Learn! Love to Teach!
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
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A veteran of 38 years of teaching English/Language Arts in public middle and high schools, I have missed the interaction with kids since my retirement and look forward to engaging with learners again in Outschool. Before I began my teaching...