1. Highlight, copy and paste the story below onto your server as a word document.
2. Put your heading at the top...Assignment: RIP thesaurus activity.
3. Read the story below. Caution words are in bold. Create a more interesting story by using the thesaurus to find a synonym for each caution word. (Use the computer's thesaurus and the actual pocket thesaurus.)
4. Insert your new word and throw the original caution word out the window!
5. Be sure the words you chose are grammatically correct and make sense in the story.
6. May the original word RIP!!!!
7. Use spellcheck.
8. Print your revised RIP thesaurus activity.
9. Submit to me as a homework assignment.
Name: _________________________________________ Date: _________
Mrs. Henneberger English/RIP words
Directions: Replace the underlined word with a word that shows, not tells.
Beep! Beep! Beep! The noise from my alarm clock woke me up at 7 a.m. Today was the first day of school. I got out of bed and went into the bathroom to get ready. As I walked to the bus stop, I saw the bus pulling away. I was so mad. Now, I would have to walk the rest of the way to school.
I got to school just in time to make it to homeroom. With sweat running down the side of my face, I took the last empty seat in the room. It was at the front of the class. Then, my teacher said that we would have to sit in the same seat all year. I can't believe she did that. My bad luck continued throughout the day. During second period, I finally saw my best friend. I asked her what classes she had next. It turned out that we had none of the same classes except for cycle.
“Great!” I remarked with my happiness gone, “and those classes change every eight weeks!”
After tripping over my shoelaces in the hall and falling on the floor, I went to 3rd period.
“Line up!” my teacher said, “we’re going to lunch.”
I got my lunchbox out of the cooler and walked to the table. As I sat down, I felt something squish under my backside. I got up and looked down. I had just sat on a piece of gum!
The remainder of the day wasn’t as bad, I went to the rest of my classes and even made it to the bus in time. I got off the bus feeling pretty awesome.
“Yes,” I thought, “I had some embarrassing moments today, and I’ll have to make some new friends. But, I survived.”
Just then, I realized I had left my book bag on the bus.