Every word has an emotion attached to it. Every reader, regardless of profession or IQ, has an emotional reaction to your words. It is hardwired into the brain. So when you are writing a blog post ...

Common words that suck emotional power out of your content

Every word has an emotion attached to it. Every reader, regardless of profession or IQ, has an emotional reaction to your words. It is hardwired into the brain. So when you are writing a blog post ...

Love this idea! Synonym Garden - paint chips/boring words/thesaurus. Boring word goes on palest color, more interesting words go on vibrant color. Make a bulletin board out of all the words to be used throughout year when writing/speaking.

Love this idea! Synonym Garden - paint chips/boring words/thesaurus. Boring word goes on palest color, more interesting words go on vibrant color. Make a bulletin board out of all the words to be used throughout year when writing/speaking.

Assignment was to write the main/boring/overused word in the middle of the roll. Then, along the spirally goodness write words with similar meanings.

Assignment was to write the main/boring/overused word in the middle of the roll. Then, along the spirally goodness write words with similar meanings.

I love this synonym flower!  I saw it on the Small World blog, and she found it on Hello Literacy's pinterest board. Put "Instead of _____, use _____! in the middle.

I love this synonym flower! I saw it on the Small World blog, and she found it on Hello Literacy's pinterest board. Put "Instead of _____, use _____! in the middle.

GENIUS! Use dollar store trash cans to sort words by feeding them into the slots!! & a ton of ideas for teaching the EW UE UI vowel pattern!

GENIUS! Use dollar store trash cans to sort words by feeding them into the slots!! & a ton of ideas for teaching the EW UE UI vowel pattern!

100 Ways to Say Said. Not bad to know but the thing is: We should use tags as rarely as possible and still have clarity. Refer to my The Frugal Editor, pullll-eeeze!

100 Ways to Say Said. Not bad to know but the thing is: We should use tags as rarely as possible and still have clarity. Refer to my The Frugal Editor, pullll-eeeze!

clever!  Synonym / antonym eggs, too bad I have older students who probably wouldn't appreciate this as much as the younger ones

clever! Synonym / antonym eggs, too bad I have older students who probably wouldn't appreciate this as much as the younger ones

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