2. use anchor chart to organize student predictions / drawing conclusion
3. do a picture walk before reading / make predictions
4. have students do fill in blank activity where they fill in the conclusions, predictions, into sentence frames
5. draw conclusion graphic organizer (think SPIRE)
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Eliminating Weak Modifiers In daily conversation, we tend to use a few adverbs, such as very, really hardly and suddenly, and adjectives, such as pretty, nice, meat, bad, good, and beautiful, over and over again. These words carry meaning when we speak them because of our tone of voice, expression, and gestures. In writing, however, these overused words fade into the background. If you replace weak modifiers with powerful verbs, vivid adjectives and adverbs, and figures of speech, your writing will jump off the page.
ONE WRITER'S REVISIONS The writer of the Writer's Model used the style guidelines on the previous page to eliminate weak modifiers. Study the revisions, and answer the questions that follow.
How did replacing ugly with floppy and pretty with sleek, flattering affect your mental image of the character?