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Word Play

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NOUN Adventure

Brainstorm some nouns and write down 8 of your favorites. Then transfer the nouns to the matching blanks in the paragraph on the next page and read about your crazy NOUN adventure!

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VERB Afternoon

Brainstorm some verbs and write down 9 of your favorites. Be sure to pay attention to the tense/ending. Then transfer the verbs to the matching blanks in the paragraph on the next page and read about your Saturday VERB Afternoon!

1. ____________(present tense)

2. ____________(present tense)

3. ____________(present tense, end with -ing)

4. ____________(present tense)

5. ____________(past tense)

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7. ____________(past tense)

8. ____________(present tense)

9. ____________(present tense, end with -ing)

NOUN Adventure

Last weekend, I packed my favorite  and two pairs of s and headed off on an adventure. I didn’t have an exact plan, but I was hoping to see a  or at least a . Unfortunately, less than an hour into my trip, I ran over a  and broke the  in my car. My dreams of adventure disappeared in a puff of  when the repairman handed me a  for the cost of the repairs.

VERB Afternoon

On Saturday, my best friend and I went out to  and then we went to see a movie. I wanted to see the new romantic comedy, because I love watching two people  in love. My friend really wanted to see the new action adventure, though, so we ended up  an explorer race to find a treasure before his arch nemesis could  it. The hero  through the jungle,  through small European towns, and frantically  maps looking for clues. Eventually, with the help of a fellow adventurer, he was able to  the treasure. And, to my delight, the two ended up  in love.

ADJECTIVE Holiday!

Brainstorm some solid, descriptive adjectives and write down 9 of your favorites on the lines below. Then transfer the adjectives to the matching blanks in the paragraph on the next page and read about your fabulous ADJECTIVE Holiday!

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ADJECTIVE Holiday!

My favorite time of the year is  time. The weather gets colder, there is  music on the radio, and people walk around with  smiles on their faces. I love to bake  cookies and make  candy. Our  tree sparkles with  lights and decorations, and the stack of  presents underneath steadily grows as we get closer and closer to the  day.