Ideas That Really Work!: Activities for Teaching English and by Cheryl Miller Thurston

By Cheryl Miller Thurston

Regardless of the age (we are a excessive school), scholars prefer to be foolish and a few of the plans during this booklet will let the scholars to be studying whereas having fun...

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Felicia’s mother lost all her money in a poker game. We didn’t do our homework because the substitute teacher told us not to. The teacher told my daughter she couldn’t write her research paper on polar bears, but she let another girl write on polar bears. 8. My dad won’t let me go out with Robert anymore, just because he got a tattoo. A statement can be true yet leave a false impression. Sometimes there is a difference between the truth and the whole truth. Have you ever deliberately told only part of the truth to someone—perhaps to your parents or to a teacher?

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Who was watching? Did the person expect to see the driver? What did the people talk about? Who left in the car? Choose details carefully to create a story that will interest other readers. After you have written a rough draft, go back and see if you can change some words to more interesting ones. For example, could you change the word house to shack or mansion or condominium? Could you change spoke to whispered, or bright to blood red? Could you change walked to ambled, scurried or tiptoed? Be careful to choose the most interesting, specific words possible for your story.

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