This word list is a great tool to display for students to know what words to use to have the power of persuasion! This can be printed off to give to each student individually as a helper as they go through the persuasive writing process.
Vocabulary: The Said Web (Gr. 3-6) - This expanding vocabulary activity tackles a very specific type of vocabulary, but since "said" and its synonyms are used so frequently in children's narrative writing, it is worth spending the time to expand it. The time spent building this vocabulary can be doubly valuable if it is also used as an opportunity to teach webs as a graphic organizer that can be used for the brainstorming process in writing.
Third Grade Thinkers.....I love this idea for kids that have a big test coming up and you want to do something special for them. Hang notes up in the closet so they can see them when they are getting ready for school :)
Roget's Thesaurus of Words for Writers: Over 2,300 Emotive, Evocative, Descriptive Synonyms, Antonyms, and Relate... (Paperback)