...sharing thoughtful, mentor text-inspired lessons your students will love!
Here's a special posting page for teachers who have subscribed to our "Common Core-Friendly Vocabulary & Writing Lessons," which you can read about online at my website: http://corbettharrison.com/products.html#vocab
Here's an open invitation to teachers using my Vocabulary Collecting resources to photograph and share your students' best "Vocabulary Showing Sentences."
As I explain to my wonderful students, a thoughtful "showing" sentence uses 1) the vocabulary word correctly, 2) uses three action verbs, and uses details to paint a visual picture in my mind. I tell my students their "showing" sentences must give contextual clues that would help a classmate decipher their vocabulary word's meaning by reading these purposely-left hints from the writer.
If you have an awesome student-submitted "Showing Sentence," I invite you to post it here in the reply box below. I hope to create an amazing online collection of Vocabulary-inspired Showing Sentences from all over the country...and world...with this invitation. Please share.
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I look forward to helping you celebrate your writers by having a place to post their showing sentences. Please don't post last names, and please don't post any information about your students that might compromise their Internet safety. THANKS in advance.
6th grader--Hannah (one of my Vocabulary Winners of the Week), always displays her new words with flair and pride. She did a pretty good job with a showing sentence for a sixth grader too; they come to me from other classes where they over-use linking/to-be verbs, so I treat to help them understand the power of using vigorous verbs.