Reflection: Trust and Respect "It Was a Dark and Stormy Night": Eliminating Being Verbs from Student Writing - Section 5: Tell Me Mathilda's and Rupert's Story

 
  Trust and Respect: Reinforcing Students' Sharing of Their Writing
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"It Was a Dark and Stormy Night": Eliminating Being Verbs from Student Writing

Unit 4: Such Stuff as Dreams are Made On: Innovative Approaches to Teaching Narration and Description
Lesson 4 of 7

Objective: SWBAT rewrite a short text with many being verbs so that it relies on action verbs instead.

Big Idea: Students need opportunities to experiment with showing rather than telling in their writing.

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English / Language Arts, Being Verbs, grammar, rewriting, Show vs. Tell
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