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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 ...

After doing a mini lesson on pronouns and the nouns they can replace in sentences, we made our Pronoun Pockets in about 15 minutes.  The outside of the flaps have the pronouns, and the inside features a noun that they could replace with that particular pronoun.

After doing a mini lesson on pronouns and the nouns they can replace in sentences, we made our Pronoun Pockets in about 15 minutes. The outside of the flaps have the pronouns, and the inside features a noun that they could replace with that particular pronoun.

Synonym Rolls~  The common word goes in the middle, and students write 10-12 synonyms along the swirly lines.  Color it in lightly with cinnamon and glaze colors and you have a yummy display.  Great idea from We've Got a Diem to Carpe!

Synonym Rolls~ The common word goes in the middle, and students write 10-12 synonyms along the swirly lines. Color it in lightly with cinnamon and glaze colors and you have a yummy display. Great idea from We've Got a Diem to Carpe!

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!

Using paint strip samples ... I think I will use this with my french fries . . . have the kids find synonyms for some of their overused words.

Using paint strip samples ... I think I will use this with my french fries . . . have the kids find synonyms for some of their overused words.

AWESOME teacher site full of anchor charts for reading, language, etc.

AWESOME teacher site full of anchor charts for reading, language, etc.

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.

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