Banish Boring Words!
Take your writing up a notch, replacing boring words with interesting ones. Full of easy-to-follow wordlists, this book will help replace overused words, write strong transitions, and create vivid descriptions. Wordlists are divided into categories, with sentence examples explaining how those words are used. Contains over 40 wordlists, including replacement expressions for "said," "good," "thing," etc.; several pages of action verbs; adverbs; words to describe various sensory experiences or observations; and descriptors for physical features and character traits. An excellent resource for both essay writing and creative writing, pages are reproduceable for classroom or homeschool use. Wordlists may be copied and distributed to students for quick reference during writing practice, vocabulary lessons, or literature studies. Includes a table of contents and an index. 48 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel E.
This must-have collection of 40+ word lists is packed with synonym choices for the most commonly overused words, such as good and said, as well as dozens of options for strong verbs, smooth transitions, and sensory and emotion words. A quick-reference guide for teachers and students to use during writing lessons and for independent work.
These materials are resources for the teacher or student, offering instruction and ideas for teaching children to write but not providing "in-book" assignments/practice.