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Use Precise Language

Use appropriate vocabulary, concise wording, action verbs, sensory details, colorful modifiers, etc.

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Ages: 11 - 18
Word Choice in Writing
From YouTube, produced by On Demand Instruction
This is an instructional video with examples of how to use strong word choice in writing.  This slideshow video covers how to help writer's use words that engage, enlighten, educate, and entertain their audience.  This would be good for lesson prepar... [more]
October 24, 2012 at 02:10 PM
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Ages: 14 - 18
Your Teacher Isn't a Mind Reader
From 60secondrecap.com, produced by 60 Second Recap
This is a quick talk about why it is important to explain points made in an essay and rules to help a writer better explain those points.   (01:20)
August 10, 2012 at 12:14 PM
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Ages: 6 - 11
Flat as a Pancake / The Flat Ana Edition-Word Choice
From YouTube, produced by The Word Chef
The Word Chef teaches kids to write using cooking analogies. In this episode, Flat Ana is visiting. We're talking about Word Choice and making pancakes--in honor of Ana's "flat as a pancake" condition.
May 24, 2010 at 09:15 PM
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Ages: 8 - 11
Writing Precise Sentences
From nextvista.org, produced by NextVista.Org
In this video, two students each show an example of a descriptive sentence.  The first sentence contains two adjectives in the subject followed by a prepositional phrase; the second contains a description followed by a colon.  Teachers could use thes... [more]
February 28, 2012 at 08:37 PM
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Ages: 8 - 18
How to Use a Thesaurus for Essays
From ehow.com
A 1:41 minute video that clearly shows the advantage of using specific vocabulary and the importance using a thesaurus while writing essays. Several useful tips are explained. A must show video for teachers trying to increase the writing quality of s... [more]
March 24, 2011 at 09:31 PM
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