Vocabulary - The Said Web - Brainstorming Interesting Synonyms Grade 3-6 Use this activity to help students explore more exciting synonyms for over-used words. Start by generating a few synonyms with the whole class. Then allow students to work in small (mixed-ability) groups to come up with more words. Connect this activity to the writing process by having students go back over a piece of writing and replacing "said" with more descriptive words.
Synonyms- Read the story and replace the underlined words with synonyms. Then rewrite the story. This activity helps students understand that if you change words, the story can become more exciting, but still have the same meaning. Back to School NO PREP Packet for 3rd Grade!
Vocabulary 1- Ice Cream Words: Students start by writing a common word on the ice cream cone. Students can now look up synonyms for these words. Creating a large ice cream cone with words that can replace the common words.
Primary school classroom. Literacy crimes. I have banned the children from using some words in their writing. If they do a police officer is stamped in their books and they have to go back and find a more exciting synonym.