Great activity to have students look for synonyms for "said" during readers' workshop.
Writing is hard, and writing without repeating yourself is very, very hard—but as you may have already noticed, one of the most repeated words in English is the intensifying modifier "very.
Retired Word List (Dead Words) Anchor Chart for Writer's Workshop *****
Exactly. Not that I don't need a synonym, but the panicking does get old.
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The word ‘said’ is dead… admitted declared announced confessed uttered questioned queried told proposed corrected advised recommended suggested apologized acknowledged divulged conceded offered retorted rebuked chided reprimanded scolded pointed out
This is a great poster to encourage better descriptive words in the classroom. by darla
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Words to Replace "Said" - Great list to display for writing. Dialogue | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
Teacher Ideas for Katie
Using a thesaurus anchor chart
Dictionary.com’s Word of the Day - psittacism - mechanical, repetitive, and meaningless speech.
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