"So for fun, I created this color thesaurus for your reference. Of course, there are plenty more color names in the world, so, this is just to get you started." ~ Ingrid Sundberg http://ingridsnotes.wordpress.com/2014/02/04/the-color-thesaurus/
Have the students make their writing "more colorful" by using paint strips. Write a boring adjective at the bottom of the paint strip on the most boring color. Give each student a paint strip and they can use a thesaurus or a word wall to think of "more colorful" words for their strip. Put the best word on the brightest part of the strip.
"Oh cool, I go a guillotine!" "You can't lug that around!" "The blade is shiny." "But it's not practical!" "The wood is original! "well what did you get, you killjoy?" "I...I got a pen." "Well you know what they say..." "If you say the pen is mightier than the sword so help me..."
Exulansis (n) the tendency to give up trying to talk about an experience because people are unable to relate to it. ~~ WoW ! This has happened so many times! ~ ALW ~~ 23 Perfect Words For Emotions You Never Realised Anyone Else Felt