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Can You Cliche?
Cliches (proverbs) are old wise sayings by which many of us live. Challenge your students to see how many of them they know. With this worksheet, they will fill in the blanks with the missing words of these cliches. Students can work with a partner, a group, or ask for parents' help. It's a grea
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Writing Activities: Worksheets to Learn How to Avoid Cliches
Let students have writing fun while learning to avoid clichés in their writing. This 7-page reproducible activity • introduces students to CLICHÉS • shows the PROBLEMS with using them in writing • gives EXAMPLES of how to CORRECT them Then it presents a 20-item list of clichés, which studen

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Descriptive Writing - Avoiding Cliches
This writing lesson will help students avoid cliches in their writing while they learn to use strong, descriptive language. Students often use cliches because they're easy; they require little thought. Teach them to avoid these phrases and, at the same time, give them practice in showing, not tellin
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The Outsiders: Completing Clichés Crossword—Effective writing lesson!
No offense, S. E. Hinton. THE OUTSIDERS is a great book, but, boy, the clichés in it! The clues in this crossword contain clichés from the book. Each has one word missing, which students must supply. Below is the explanation of clichés that students receive before starting the crossword. "A cliché
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Cliches and More
Use these fun worksheets to help students understand and use cliches in their writing. Students will be able to identify, apply and create cliches based on their life. Hope this helps! Enjoy! Jamie Soprych "Imperfection is Perfection!"
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How to Avoid Cliches Like the Plague!
This 6 step lesson will take students through an engaging lesson where they will: learn the meaning of a cliche and the reason why we avoid them learn to identify them in writing find ways to replace them in writing have fun with a cliche finder website work with each other to think of cliches they
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Avoiding Cliches
Cliches dull any writing. This handout shows students how to avoid using cliches by creating original ones.
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Idiom Cliche Activities TEKS 4.2D
Matching idioms, illustrations, and also an idiom project with pictures from my class to use as examples. Based on 4th grade level for TEKS 4.2D (D) identify the meaning of common idioms Project can be done at home or in class. Also great to incorporate with writing.
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Change the Cliche
A list of ten over used phrases or cliches. Have the students change the phrases to make a more original thought. This goes in conjunction with the Simile, Metaphor, and Cliche lesson power point.
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Avoiding Cliches like the plague! (mini lecture/fun game)
This includes 55 page Power Point ready to go!Students often use clichés in their writing. This material teaches them 1) what a cliché is 2) how to avoid using them 3) how to identify them.My students LOVE this game. It's probably their favorite game all semester and I see a large decrease in cliché
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CLICHES Drama / English Cards (Scene Starters + suggested drama activities)
This set of 119 CLICHES Drama / English Cards comes with comes with 2 suggested drama activities (opening line scenes; cliche scenes) but can be used in so many more ways. A wonderful way to get scenes off to a great start (either as a line to include or as a scene theme) and a drama resource that y
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Euphemism, Jargon and Cliché Reviews
I use these three different handouts for review after pre-teaching the concepts of euphemism, jargon and cliché. You can use them as stand-alone worksheets or homework assignments, but I prefer to use them in group competitions. I divide my class into groups of 3, and ask each group to come up with
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Bundle: Writing Fun: Cliches, Wordiness, Redundancy, Word Choice
Let your students have writing fun as they revise to avoid clichés, cut unnecessary words, correct commonly misused words, and eliminate redundancy. Been There, Done That: Avoiding Clichés This 6-page reproducible activity • introduces students to clichés • shows the problems with using them in w
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Word Fun with Cliches: Set 1
Word Fun with Clichés consists of challenging and humorous exercises that enrich students' vocabularies while sharpening their reasoning skills. The worksheets will introduce students to clichés that they are likely to encounter any day. Exercises include matching clichés and meanings, finding simil
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Cliche Activity Handout
This is a handout I use when teaching students how to avoid using cliches in their writing. In addition to 2 extensive charts that list common cliches, the handout includes an activity where students practice using alternatives to cliches.
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Well-Known Similes (Cliches)
This is a fun worksheet that can be used to familiarize students with commonly used similes, as well as the concept of cliches. The activity is suitable for a range of ages and abilities and can be easily modified to suit your needs/goals. Students are given a list of 40+ similes along with their
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Cliché de ta journée (exit ticket)
Aussi appelés "exit pass" ou billets de sortie, ces coupons permettent d'évaluer, entre autres, le degré d'intégration des notions enseignées en cours de journée. École et bricoles a conçu un billet à ses couleurs: le cliché de la journée! Ce document de 17 pages comprend: - Une fiche à projeter a
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Cliche Lesson
This lesson was designed for a middle school Language Arts class. This lesson includes a zip file with a PowerPoint and two worksheets. The PowerPoint is embedded with 3 separate assignments related to cliché. The PowerPoint is fully editable. One of the worksheets is designed to supplement any
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Grammar doodle notes: Avoiding cliches
By incorporating coloring and drawing into note-taking, students engage both sides of their brain, increasing their likelihood to remember what they learned. This lesson has students color-code their notes and mad-lib style review at the bottom. Included in this .zip file: • Blank doodle notes

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Stop Students from Writing Cliches!
Too often, students use a cliche when they intend to add descriptive language to their writing. Unfortunately, the opposite occurs! I created this Powerpoint and activities to give students the power to fix their cliches. Included in this cliche activity secondary students: • Ideas for use - see t

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Kindergarten-Pre-School- 1st Grade-Writing Prompts - Clichés and Idioms
Do you want to a cute writing activity for your kiddos? Writer's Prompts-Cliches & Idioms is the activity for you! There 41- 8 ½ x11 sheets of Clichés & Idioms or 41 – ½ sheets of Clichés & Idioms Directions Explain to the kiddos there are some sentences that were not complete thoug
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Idioms and Cliches
Use this 15 page Smartboard lesson to teach or review the use of idioms and cliches. This will help students identify idioms when reading and will also help them use them to "spice up" creative writing. It also helps students understand the use of cliches and how to avoid them when writing. The s
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Avoiding Cliches in Paragraph and Essay Writing
In this classroom activity by The Crafty Professors, students are shown why cliches in writing just don't work. They are given a paragraph writing task to complete in order to help enhance their understanding of cliches in writing. A sample paragraph is provided for an illustration of the problems
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Word Fun with Cliches: Set 2
Word Fun with Clichés consists of challenging and humorous exercises that enrich students' vocabularies while sharpening their reasoning skills. The worksheets will introduce students to clichés that they are likely to encounter any day. Exercises include making a collage of literal interpretations,
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