Lesson plan

Use verb phrases to create vivid images

teaches Common Core State Standards SL.7.1.a http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/SL/7/1/a
teaches Common Core State Standards L.7.1.a http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/7/1/a

Use verb phrases to create vivid images

In this lesson, students practice revising a narrative draft about a basketball player with a focus on using vivid verb phrases instead of linking verbs to paint a picture in their reader's mind. A video models the thought process writers use to apply the targeted skill and improve their draft. The video prompts students to pause periodically and interact with the items on the Student Practice Sheet.