Mrs. Yollis' students are always working to improve their writing skills. Recently, we've been having fun battling with words.
Mrs. Yollis has some vocabulary worksheets which teach prefixes and suffixes.
Some example words we've learned are:
-ly wisely, fondly, quietly, cuddly, ghostly, and wearily
un- unknown, unspoken, unable, uneaten, unusual, and uncover
re- reviewed, reappeared, rearranged, recharged, and replay
Here is how we battle:
Students choose words from the word bank and write high-level sentences with each. Then pupils come up to the front of the room and read their sentence one at a time. Many students write sentences that are hard to beat because they include: compound sentences, dependent clauses, high-level vocabulary, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, personification, similes, and even word play.
Mrs. Yollis and the class discuss the elements of each sentence and pick the best sentences.
Here is a photo of a recent battle over the best sentence using the adverb quietly. Who thinks they are going to be triumphant?
Look at those confident writers!
Winners earn a sticker from the brown, metal treasure box.
The contest has become quite competitive!
Everyone enjoys the spirited competition!
Please contribute a stupendous sentence or two to the comment section.
Be sure to bold your high-level vocabulary words!