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Use Vivid Words

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Select vivid words to strengthen a description (adjective or adverb) within a writing sample or passage. SPI 0801.3.8


Links verified on 8/27/2014


  1. 12 Exercises for Improving Dialogue - from the Writer's Resource Center
  2. Adjective or Adverb - exercise 1 [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.] This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  3. Adjective or Adverb - exercise 2 [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.] This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  4. Dialogue With a Purpose - how to create and handle dialogue
  5. Dialogue Workshop - - writing suggestions from Holly Lisle
  6. Narrative and Dialogue - A Contrast In Writing Styles
  7. Persuasive Writing - the message must always be crafted to appeal to our audience's self-interest
  8. The Five Paragraph Essay Wizard - Persuasive Essay and prompts [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]
  9. The Power of Persuasive Writing - a three week communication skills and interdisciplinary middle school Internet project. (a WebQuest)
  10. Power Proofreading - Choose 8th grade then select; Interviews with Ingrid, or any one of the mixed practice exercises. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  11. Quiz - identify types of paragraphs - expository, narrative, persuasive, and descriptive This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  12. Quiz - match a prompt to narrative, expository, persuasive, or descriptive writing This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  13. Screen Writers Toolkit: Writing Dialogue - a blog assembled and contributed to by writers who are interested in developing the craft of screen writing [make sure you see the Tarrantino Exercise using the Yellow pages] [This expired page is from the Internet Archive known as the Wayback Machine.]
  14. Which Writing? (6-8) Students choose an appropriate format for writing. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  15. Writing Dialogue - This is a dialogue sheet which can be used to teach students to include the basic characteristics of good dialogue in their own writing. The form may be modified to include whatever characteristics the instructor desires. This link includes something for the teacher to print
  16. Writing Exercises: Dialogue - suggestions and exercises from the successful author Stephen J. Cannell

A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons site for teachers | A PowerPoint show related to this standard PowerPoint show | An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format Acrobat document | A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded Word document | This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard whiteboard resource | This resource includes voice instructions for students sound | A video is available through this link video format | This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data interactive lesson | This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding a quiz | A lesson plan can be found at this site lesson plan | This link includes something for the teacher to print to print

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