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Better Word Choices - VERBS

Better Word Choices - VERBS
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Description

Not only is this a very colourful word wall for your classroom making a super quick and engaging display, but it is highly functional.

Students should be encouraged to use alternative verb choices in their creative and informative writing tasks.

Curriculum Codes

AC9E3LA10 9

Extend topic-specific and technical vocabulary and know that words can have different meanings in different contexts

AC9E4LA06 9

Understand that complex sentences contain one independent clause and at least one dependent clause typically joined by a subordinating conjunction to create relationships, such as time and causality

AC9E6LA06 9

Understand how ideas can be expanded and sharpened through careful choice of verbs, elaborated tenses and a range of adverb groups

ACELA1484 8.4

Learn extended and technical vocabulary and ways of expressing opinion including modal verbs and adverbs

ACELA1493 8.4

Understand that the meaning of sentences can be enriched through the use of noun groups/phrases and verb groups/phrases and prepositional phrases

ACELA1523 8.4

Understand how ideas can be expanded and sharpened through careful choice of verbs, elaborated tenses and a range of adverb groups/phrases

EN2-9B old

Uses effective and accurate sentence structure, grammatical features, punctuation conventions and vocabulary relevant to the type of text when responding to and composing texts

EN3-6B old

Uses knowledge of sentence structure, grammar, punctuation and vocabulary to respond to and compose clear and cohesive texts in different media and technologies

EN2-OLC-01 new

Communicates with familiar audiences for social and learning purposes, by interacting, understanding and presenting

EN2-VOCAB-01 new

Builds knowledge and use of Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 vocabulary through interacting, wide reading and writing, and by defining and analysing words

EN2-RECOM-01 new

Reads and comprehends texts for wide purposes using knowledge of text structures and language, and by monitoring comprehension

EN3-RECOM-01 new

Fluently reads and comprehends texts for wide purposes, analysing text structures and language, and by monitoring comprehension

VCELA273

Learn extended and technical vocabulary and ways of expressing opinion including modal verbs and adverbs

VCELA323

Understand the difference between main and subordinate clauses and that a complex sentence involves at least one subordinate clause

VCELA292

Understand that the meaning of sentences can be enriched through the use of noun groups/phrases and verb groups/phrases and prepositional phrases

VCELA351

Understand how ideas can be expanded and sharpened through careful choice of verbs, elaborated tenses and a range of adverb groups/phrases

Differentiation

Modifications

For lower students, you may wish to place a gold star sticker beside the one or two best words you'd like them to focus on for each chart. Taking this one step further, you can create a reward chart for individual students where you reward them with a star on their personal chart for each time they take the initiative to use one of the words from the classroom charts. For students on the autism spectrum, take a photo of the student holding the reward they will earn and attach this to their reward chart so they can see what they are working towards.

EXTENSIONS

To make a quick game, split students into teams, give them a few seconds to look at one of the posters before you take it away. Challenge groups to write each of the synonyms for that feeling. Award points for the number each group accurately recalled.
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Reviews
Deborah Shepherd
Posted 5 years ago
VIC, Australia
A great classroom display to build student vocabulary.