I don't quite believe that 'said is dead,' because the nice thing about 'said' is that it is practically invisible. If used correctly, it doesn't get in the way. Soooo... I wouldn't go around replacing all of my 'saids' with words from this list, but I do think that it is good for a writer to grow their vocabulary as much as possible so at least they have a choice to use something other than the boring 'said.'
Is it time to focus on words other than 'said' when writing? Are you working on improving writing skills in the classroom? Help your students add creativity to their writing by introducing them to a whole list of words to use instead of said. They will enjoy this fun "Said is Dead" word search!!