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Improve Your Vocabulary With the “Wheel of Feelings”

I think this is a fantastic tool to get students to expand their writing vocabulary. Having them make their own 'wheel of feelings' using a thesaurus would be even better.

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from blog.writeathome.com

100 Ways to Say “Bad”

100 ways to say bad - blog post includes links to dictionary definitions for all of these words!

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Free List of Personality Adjectives: Place at stations and have students turn adjectives into verb phrases (e.g. loud = bangs pots and pans) Direct link to words: http://www.free-teacher-worksheets.com/support-files/personality-adjectives-1-2.pdf

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from WeAreTeachers

Writers Workshop Poster: 100 Colorful Words to Use in Place of "Said"

Free mini-poster or reproducible on colorful words writers can use instead of "said." Download in color or b&w. Students can add color to the b&w version and put it in their writing notebooks for reference.

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Helping pupil to improve their writing is always a priority, and working effectively with dictionaries or a thesaurus is a fantastic aide to help that development. Writing descriptively can really …

Writing intense emotions can be difficult, especially when the character is so overwhelmed as to be "numb." Follow these 3 steps.

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Helping pupil to improve their writing is always a priority, and working effectively with dictionaries or a thesaurus is a fantastic aide to help that development. Writing descriptively can really …