Verbs Illustrated


Here above are a few sample handmade responses from the second time students in this advanced English course on grammar have used handmade responses for drawing their responses to a reading assignment.  In this case, chapter 3 of Constance Hale’s Sin and Syntax on verbs.

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The purpose of the handmade response is to promote reading engagement so that students will be prepared for class discussion of the assigned reading for the day.

For more on handmade thinking and the 21 visual formats for handmade response, see this video or this link.

Oh, and here’s my drawing in response to the discussion of verbs, also responding like many of my students to the metaphors of strength, weakness, and helping Hale uses to distinguish between static, dynamic, and auxiliary verbs.

Verb's Gym