Submitted by: Paulette Romano
First, I give my students a chart of linking verbs that they can refer to
and use during our study.
Forms of "Be" - is, am, are, was, were, be,
Other Linking Verbs - appear, feel, grow, smell,
become, look, seem, sound, remain, stay, taste
Then I give them the following sentences and have them underline the linking
verb in each:
2. His skin looks sickly green and purple.
3. His mouth resembles a snout.
4. His teeth appear long and sharp like a wolf's.
5. His ears are on top of his head and are pointed and
6. His eyes seem to be slits of purple light.
7. His nose is an empty hollow.
8. He smells of rotten meat.
9. His skin feels slimy.
10. Truly, the man must have been ugly from birth!
Finally, they draw a picture of their monster!
Couple of variations:
1) Have them come up with sentences to describe another monster and they
exchange with a partner.
2) Using the sentences above, rewrite them into a descriptive paragraph adding
more detail and sentence variety.