Word Choice in Writing (Suspense Story concept #2)

Word Choice in Writing (Suspense Story concept #2)

Author: Nichole Carter

8.W.3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.

Specifically focused on: 

D. Use precise words and phrases, relevant descriptive details, and sensory language to capture the action and convey experiences and events.

Students will learn:

1. A check list of what to think about when editing for word choice

2. Learning about the "shades" of meaning of a word

3. Avoiding Dead Verbs

4. Ideas about showing and not telling.

5. Thinking about using words from some of the Poe stories we have read in class.

Think about your word choice for description and helping to build mood in your scary imaginative story.

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Tonight's Video

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Slides to the above video

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Aditional video on Word Choice (HP for life!)

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Digital WSQ

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