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Hi. I'm writing a chapter book. I have a sentence where a teacher is waving to a student to come up to the front of the class. But I'm having a hard time because it sounds like she's just waving to the child. For example, - The teacher waved to Kevin. "Bring me the note at once." My other suggestion - The teacher waved over Kevin. "Bring me the note at once." Does that work better? Can I say she waved over Kevin? Or something like - she waved toward herself. "Bring me the note at once." I appreciate any help.
#1 - June 15, 2017, 12:37 PM

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Your first example works better. Two short clear sentences. I'm not sure CB readers will catch on "waved over." Also, the illustrations will help.
#2 - June 15, 2017, 12:50 PM
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I think "beckoned" might work better.
#3 - June 15, 2017, 02:44 PM
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You could also have her crook her finger at him as she orders him to bring the note to her.
#4 - June 15, 2017, 09:12 PM
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"The teacher waved Kevin over."
#5 - June 15, 2017, 09:59 PM

What about something like:  "Bring me the note at once," the teacher said, waving him to the front of the class (or however you'd like to phrase the motion).
#6 - June 16, 2017, 09:05 AM
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Thanks, everyone, for your suggestions. They are very helpful!
#7 - June 16, 2017, 09:19 AM

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The teacher could point at Kevin and tell him to come to the front of the class or motion him up to the front of the class. If you really want to use "waved" then I like Daniela's suggestion: The teacher waved Kevin over.
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