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Author Thurston, Cheryl Miller, 1949-

Title Language is served : games, writing prompts, and other language arts activities on the yummy topic of food / Cheryl Miller Thurston.

Published Fort Collins, Colo. : Cottonwood Press, [2008]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Giblin Eunson  372.61 THUR    AVAILABLE
Physical description 151 pages ; 28 cm
Notes Includes index.
Summary "Language Is Served includes word games, writing prompts, lessons, and writing activities that involve research, creativity, and/or application of skills studied in class. Just a few activity titles: "Cheesy Rhymes" "Appetizing Antonyms" "Sizzling Synonyms" "Escape the Potato Blizzard" "Dishing up the Internet" "You Are How You Eat" "Delicious and Disgusting" "Overstuffed Sentences" The author uses a sense of humor to teach serious writing skills and to engage students in playing with words and languageاan important step in learning to use our language skillfully. The activities cover a wide range of topics. They are: adjectives, alliteration, antonyms, appositives, apostrophes, audience, avoiding passive sentences, character development, cliches, compound sentences, conjunctions, creative thinking, description, details, dialogue, dictionary use, euphemism, following directions, foreshadowing, games, hyperbole, infinitive phrases, Internet research, interviewing, metaphors, news writing, nouns, organization, paraphrasing, participles, parts of speech, personification, plot, poetry writing, point of view, prepositions, pronouns, proofreading, puns, quotation marks, red herrings, research, rhyming, sentence combining, sentence fragments, sentence structure, sentence variety, similes, spelling, story starters, summarizing, supporting what you say, synonyms, synopsis, transitions, using vivid details, verbs, vocabulary, word choice, word games, writing prompts, and writing with clarity."--Publisher's website.
Subject English language -- Study and teaching -- United States.
English language -- Study and teaching -- United States -- Activity programs.
Language arts.
ISBN 9781877673795 (paperback)