Precise Verbs

Using Verbs that are More Descriptive

Standard: ELAGSE9-10W3d

Use precise words and phrases, telling details, and sensory language to convey a vivid picture of the experiences, events, setting, and/or characters.
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Strong Action Verbs

  • help readers visualize action
  • are specific
  • convey a particular feeling
  • are interesting
  • are not overused

Instead of . . . . use

Use the link above ( to find more descriptive words to replace "SAYS/SAID" and "WALK/MOVE". Choose 10 words for each, and write them in your notebooks in the appropriate spaces.

Use More Descriptive Verbs

Use to find more descriptive words for each of the pictures in your notebook. Write them under the flaps.