I met Melissa at a workshop a few years ago and couldn't wait to show her my copy of Razzle Dazzle Writing with its frayed edges and post it notes marking practically every page. She was just as wonderful in person as I had imagined.. What a great lady! Anyway, I thought I would share some of the powerpoints that I made to teach those ideas. As technology changed, I no longer used those overhead transparencies that I had made of the book's pages. I began to put her ideas into things I could show on the projector. Of course, now I would probably be able to spice them up even further.
One example was her target skill lesson of using "Juicy Color Words" to jazz up their writing.
Juicy Color Words
Painting a Word Picture
These are just some of the examples of target skills from Razzle Dazzle Writing by Melissa Forney.
She also has a book, Primary Pizzazz Writing for the younger kiddos too. It has an audio CD with cute songs, skits, etc. I made the following slides to match an audio skit. I just flipped through the slides as the audio played an old fashioned radio play. The lesson was then designed to teach the students how to expand their sentences with more description.