Friday, August 27, 2010

Keeper Verbs!

This week in writing we have talked about throwing away weak verbs and using “Keeper” verbs in our narratives.

Think about some of your favorite verbs. They add detail to your stories and paint vivid pictures in the minds of readers.

Please comment on this post by creating a list of your three favorite verbs.
Write the verbs in a list then create a sentence using each verb.

1. Bolted
2. Soared
3. Detest

1. As soon as I opened the door Claire bolted as fast as she could.
2. The ball soared through the air and it felt like time stood still as I watched the ball fall from the sky.
3. My mom placed the sprouts in front of me at the table, I detest sprouts.

Use the example above to help you with this post discussion.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Welcome Back to School!

Hello 4th Grade Students and Parents!

We are going to have a great year! The first topic that I would like students to do on the class blog is to learn how to comment on posts.

Please respond to the question:

What is more important being able to read or being able to write?
You can only choose one.