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    By Cheryl

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    One activity that I did that my third graders liked doing was a carousel brainstorm of adjectives. I put chart paper around the room with varied adj. categories like size, color, shape, sensory words(what something looks like, smells like, feels etc,)what kind, made of. The kids got into teams each with a special color of marker. When I gave the signal they would brainstorm as many adj. for that chart as possible in the time alloted (1-2 minutes) then at the signal, all would rotate until that had visited each chart. I used these brainstorms to create reference charts for them on the walls to use in their writing.

    We also took boring basic sentences and used these adj. charts to expand them. They liked this as well and worked hard to come up with super sentences. They especially loved sharing them, you could post them as before and afters!

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