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ERIC Number: EJ923600
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0034-0561
Silly Stories
Reading Teacher, v64 n8 p626-628 May 2011
There are many different kinds of words in the English language. Instruction in grammar and syntax helps young writers sort out when to use a plural or singular noun, or when to use an apostrophe. Silly Stories, a variation of a popular party game, reinforces the importance of word choice and conventions in writing. This article describes a minilesson based on the "Mad Libs" game. This lesson requires students to generate different kinds of words and insert them into an existing story framework. The result is a "silly story." (Contains 4 resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A