Synonyms- Read the story and replace the underlined words with synonyms.  Then rewrite the story. This activity helps students understand that if you change words, the story can become more exciting, but still have the same meaning. Back to School NO PREP Packet for 3rd Grade!

Synonyms- Read the story and replace the underlined words with synonyms. Then rewrite the story. This activity helps students understand that if you change words, the story can become more exciting, but still have the same meaning. Back to School NO PREP Packet for 3rd Grade!

Synonym flower using paint samples. I'm going to use this for FACT FAMILIES! ♥LOVE♥ it!

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Synonym flower using paint samples. I'm going to use this for FACT FAMILIES! ♥LOVE♥ it!

My all-time favorite word wall for mid to upper elementary! Put a dull word in the center of the flower and the exciting words on the petals!

My all-time favorite word wall for mid to upper elementary! Put a dull word in the center of the flower and the exciting words on the petals!

Vocabulary 1- Ice Cream Words: Students start by writing a common word on the ice cream cone. Students can now look up synonyms for these words. Creating a large ice cream cone with words that can replace the common words.

Vocabulary 1- Ice Cream Words: Students start by writing a common word on the ice cream cone. Students can now look up synonyms for these words. Creating a large ice cream cone with words that can replace the common words.

Primary school classroom. Literacy crimes. I have banned the children from using some words in their writing. If they do a police officer is stamped in their books and they have to go back and find a more exciting synonym.

Primary school classroom. Literacy crimes. I have banned the children from using some words in their writing. If they do a police officer is stamped in their books and they have to go back and find a more exciting synonym.

#exciting #synonyms Have you ever heard or used these expressions?

#exciting #synonyms Have you ever heard or used these expressions?

"Dead" words are overused words in student writing such as good, bad, little and big etc. I blew up a tombstone on 11 x 17 paper and had students write a "dead" word on the tombstone. They then used a thesaurus to find more exciting synonyms that could be used in their writing instead!

"Dead" words are overused words in student writing such as good, bad, little and big etc. I blew up a tombstone on 11 x 17 paper and had students write a "dead" word on the tombstone. They then used a thesaurus to find more exciting synonyms that could be used in their writing instead!

Always a good thing to have to make essays/stories or even journaling on a scrapbook layout a little more exciting ;)

Always a good thing to have to make essays/stories or even journaling on a scrapbook layout a little more exciting ;)

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