Hello Everyone! During writing workshop, it can be hard to get students to break out of their comfort zone when it comes to word choice. Today I’d like to share a new resource (and a freebie) designed to help you lead your students to choosing “just right” words for their writing.
My newest TPT resource provides ample opportunities for your students to practice using words with subtle differences. Here’s what’s included and how you can use it in your classroom to encourage growth in your students’ word choice.
I created 12 alternative word list cards to use as a resource during writing workshop. I printed mine on card stock, laminated & cut them, and then placed them on a ring. I take this resource with me during writing conferences, so students can see some options if they need to be more specific. You can also have your students cut out the words and place them in their writing notebooks as a reference.
The Shades of Meaning Spin is a great way to get your students actively engaged with alternative words. I am offering this as a freebie. You can download this game by clicking here or on the picture below.
intensive to most intensive. (Great to get your students up and moving!)
can say or write sentences, sketch, or act out the subtle differences in meaning.