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Action-Packed Zoo Sentences

This great sentence generator was created by WritingFix webmaster Corbett Harrison as an example lesson for an inservice class for teachers sponsored by the Northern Nevada Writing Project. Click here to visit Corbett's webpage.

Writer Instructions:

Before writing to this prompt, you should check out Dr. Seuss's awesome picture book, If I Ran the Zoo. Its use of powerful verbs is inspirational. For fun, write your five favorite verbs from the book down on paper, then rank them from "good word" to "great word." Compare your word choices to a friend's word choices.

Our Great Sentence Creator Game is simple. Press the buttons below until you create a sentence that you really like, one that you think no one else in your class has chosen before.

Then, you must use the sentence you've created in a piece of descriptive writing or a longer story. Use your sentence as your writing's first sentence. Use it as your last sentence. Or "hide" it somewhere in the middle.

Here is the fun part: When you're done writing, have a friend read your description or your story, and see if they can correctly identify the original sentence that you made while on this page at WritingFix. What sort of things can you do with the rest of your story that makes your friend have to look harder to find your original sentence?

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