A List of More Descriptive Words for "Said"...I still like the word said, because it's accurate.

A List of More Descriptive Words for "Said"...I still like the word said, because it's accurate.

"Said" is Dead - You might notice that your readers may start to point out other types of punctuation now that you've made them aware of it. Great! Work on quotation marks next, and ask students to change their voice to sound like the characters. Linking this lesson back to tracking the moods in the story may be helpful. Just switch out moods with character traits and evidence. You may also want to draw attention to certain words in the text that describe the way in which the characters…

Having Fun With Fluency! Part 2

"Said" is Dead - You might notice that your readers may start to point out other types of punctuation now that you've made them aware of it. Great! Work on quotation marks next, and ask students to change their voice to sound like the characters. Linking this lesson back to tracking the moods in the story may be helpful. Just switch out moods with character traits and evidence. You may also want to draw attention to certain words in the text that describe the way in which the characters…

said is dead - heard about a 4th grade teacher implementing this exact activity in her classroom, really neat!!!

said is dead - heard about a 4th grade teacher implementing this exact activity in her classroom, really neat!!!

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