Writing Intermediate Language Literacy Lessons by Incentive Publications IP3323

Vocabulary Development and Word Usage Skills

Nouns, Nouns, Nouns

A noun is the name of a person, place, or thing. To review and practice using nouns in a meaningful way, complete each of the activities below.

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Recognizing and Using Nouns Activity

Fill each of these two baskets with nouns related to the word on the handle.

A proper noun names a particular person, place, or thing.

Fill each of these two baskets with proper nouns.

A plural noun names more than one of something.

Fill each of these two baskets with plural nouns.

Table of Contents

How to Use this Book – 7
Standards Matrix – 8
Skills Checklist – 10

Vocabulary Development and Technical Writing Skills – 11
Nouns, Nouns, Nouns – (recognizing and using nouns) – 12
Nick and Jenny’s Story – (identifying and using verbs) – 13
Sundae Afternoon – (identifying and using adjectives) – 14
Patience Rewarded – (recognizing and using adverbs to add interest to writing) – 15
Computer Countdown – (identifying and using various parts of speech) – 16
Troll Turnabout – (identifying and using antonyms) – 17
Homonym Hunt – (identifying and using homonyms) – 18
Gifts Galore – (using descriptive language) – 19
Stretching Your Word Power – (expanding word knowledge and usage) – 20
Vocabulary Vitamins – (expanding word knowledge and usage) – 21
Step Up to Better Spelling – (spelling) – 22

Technical Writing – 23

Punctuation Rating – (using correct punctuation) – 24
Punctuation Situation – (using quotation marks/finishing a story) – 25
Royal Possessions – (using possessives) – 26
All Advice is not Good Advice – (writing conversation/using quotation marks) – 27
Blackout – (writing and punctuating sentences) – 28
Poor Peter – (using correct punctuation/finishing a story) – 29
Supply the Capitals – (using capital letters/writing a letter) – 30
Becky’s First Visit – (identifying and correcting run-on sentences/punctuation) – 31
Sprout A Thought – (identifying complete sentences) – 32
Out of this World – (writing complete sentences) – 33
EVERYBODY Has a Bad Day Once in a While – (identifying and using main idea) – 34
2 Points of View – (recognizing and using point of view) – 35
Write on for Student Rights – (persuasive writing/writing paragraphs) – 36
Planetary Planning – (locating and using factual data for writing) – 37
Don’t Panic—Plan It! – (sequencing ideas) – 38

Composition And Original Writing – 39

Time to Write – (developing writing style) – 40
Step-By-Step – (writing step-by-step directions) – 41
Making a Big Splash – (sequencing ideas) – 42
A Change of Attitude – (developing plot and sequence) – 43
Write a Sad Story – (developing plot and sequence/finishing a story) – 44
Question Time – (writing interview questions) – 45
Biographical Data – (recording Interview data) – 46
A Life Worth Writing About – (writing a biography) – 47
It’s Your Life – (writing an autobiography) – 48
Museum Match Up – (descriptive writing) – 49
For Sale – (writing precise descriptions) – 50
News Flash – (summarizing) – 51
On the Books – (paraphrasing) – 52
Seashore Similes – (recognizing and writing similes) – 53
What is This? – (writing questions) – 54
Good, Good, Good! – (word usage/writing a message) – 55
A Letter Worth Reading – (writing a letter) – 56
Special Delivery! – (writing a letter—introspective writing) – 57
Uninvited Picnic Guests – (writing conversation) – 58
Script Writer – (writing dialogue) – 59
Tell-Tale Bags – (characterizing) – 60
An Air of Mystery – (characterizing) – 61
On Stage – (writing a play) – 62
Comical Characters – (writing nonsense stories) – 63
The Travels of Tracey and Tony – (writing a tall tale) – 64
Write Your Story – (developing visual imagery) – 65
Kaleidoscope – (writing a cinquain) – 66
You’re a Poet, and You Know It! – (writing an acrostic) – 67
A Laugh a Day – (writing jokes) – 68
Laugh-A-Day Calendar – (writing to express humor) – 69
Captions Count – (writing captions for a story/critiquing own writing) – 70
Way to Go – (writing an imaginative story) – 71
What Would Have Happened? – (developing original ideas) – 72
Good Luck – (finishing a story/imaginative writing) – 73
No Happy Ending in Sight – (finishing a story/imaginative writing) – 74
The View from Below – (writing an imaginative story) – 75
The Last Story – (writing an imaginative story) – 76
A Matter of Perspective – (writing from a different perspective/imaginative writing) – 77
The End – (finishing a story) – 78

Answer Key – 79

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