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DEAD WORDS PROJECT! Putting OVERUSED and OVERRATED Words to Rest
"Dead Words" is a fun and engaging way to help strengthen your students vocabulary. This activity can be done in ALL grade levels, just depending on how you teach it. Essentially there will be a discussion on vocabulary and what a "Dead Word" is. The students will be able to take a "Dead Word" and p
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Dead Words Dead Verbs PowerPoint for Halloween Writing
Dead Verbs PowerPoint. Good Halloween writing activity. Bury those verbs that have lost their life and teach kids to use vivacious words in their essays and stories! Have a dead word funeral, and give your students some practical strategies to revise their writing and remove dead and overused verbs

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Halloween Writing - Dead Words Lists and Funeral Activities
Dead Words Handouts and activities. Great for Halloween writing activities, beginning of the year, or any time of year. Dead words are overused words that are dull and boring, so have a dead word funeral. Includes a list of dead words, dead verbs, and dead adjectives. The dead words list can be used
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Dead Words: Synonyms Task Cards
One of the most common problems students have when writing is using "dead words" or words that are overused or "used to death." In this group activity, 52 task cards will be divided between 5 student groups (10 cards per group). Students will work together to find new, more interesting words to s
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Blank Headstone for Writing Character Epitaphs or Burying Dead Words
Blank head stone or tombstone. Grave stone fun for Halloween or anytime. Make a graveyard of epitaphs. Use this headstone or gravestone to have students write a character epitaph or summary of a book in which a main character dies. Students can focus on character traits and what makes a character me
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Word Choice: Burying the Dead Words Halloween Activity
After reading several beginning of the year essays, it soon becomes glaringly apparent that students need a reminder on how to be successful using Word Choices. Essays are full of words such as “fun”, “good”, “said”, and “stuff”. In order to combat the use of boring overused words, we complete this
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Weak Words Dead and Gone ~ Dead Word Funeral ~Fun Word Choice Activity!
This book is primarily designed for teachers of writing grades five through nine. With the help of this unit, your students will have fun as they lay to rest those words that weaken their writing! The teaching unit includes teaching handouts and directions to hold your own DEAD WORD FUNERAL. On thi

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Said is Dead Word Search
Is it time to focus on words other than 'said' when writing? Are you working on improving writing skills in the classroom? Help your students add creativity to their writing by introducing them to a whole list of words to use instead of said. They will enjoy this fun "Said is Dead" word search!! If
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Dead Words
Put those boring words to rest and never see them again with this Dead Word graveyard! These can be used for a great writing station or bulletin board for students to refer to when revising their writing. You'll never have to see those boring words in your students writing ANYMORE! After discuss
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Said is Dead - Word Wall with Words to use Instead of Said
A poster/handout that can be used to teach children different words they can use in their writing or can be used to expand their vocabulary which can help with reading and comprehension. This poster is focused on words that can be used instead of said. Get all 9 word walls together and save here: h
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Dead Words Day
Strengthen student vocabulary and support them in stronger writing all while keeping then engaged. Students will lay to rest overused words and will bring new life to their writing by raising up new words. This pack includes:Set up informationPictures of implementationWriting PagesTombstone variet
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Dead Words List for Interactive Notebook
This list of Dead Words has been formatted so two lists can fit on one page. I am able to save on paper, and my students can cut and paste this list into their Interactive Student Notebooks (ISN) easily. See my free download Steps to Edit and Revise Writing. One of the steps requires my students to
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Halloween Dead Words Student Graveyard Booklet SURFFDOGGY
This thesaurus/synonym activity is an updated version of the original "Dead Words" tombstone idea. In this activity, students create a mini graveyard of their own with 8 tombstones illustrating the word assigned to RIP and replacement synonyms. This download comes with a cover page for the booklet,
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RIP Dead Words - October Synonym Writing Activity
Dead Words is an activity that requires students to come up with a list of words that can be used to "replace" common words such as hot, cold, fast, and slow. Each student selects a word from the provided list of "dead words." They can then design a tombstone that has their "dead word" listed in the
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RIP Overly used words- Dead Words
RIP Overly used words. Give students a word like good. Give them a thesaurus. They look up the word and on the lines write synonyms for the word good. Fun to use around Halloween!
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Descriptive Words Survive "Dead Words"
We regret to inform you that these plain, boring, non-descriptive words are just not good enough for our writing; they will be missed, but never forgotten. They will be "survived" by a list of vividly descriptive synonyms that students will decide on. Goodbye, "Dead Words."
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Jubilee's Junction - SAID is DEAD! 97pc SET 'DEAD WORDS' TOMBSTONE Cards!
A new creation! This is a set of 97 cards (3 per page) *plus* the matching "SAID IS DEAD" poster set. Print these on 8.5 x 11 cardstock, laminate, cut, and display! I put my cards on a book ring and hang on a small nail or push pin on the wall. Students take off the hook and to their seat as they ne
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Dead Word Display Materials
Materials needed to create your own Dead Word display for a Halloween or writing display! Includes: Title of display Word list for students to choose from Headstone cut outs
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Dead  Words Zombie Style
Some words in the English language tend to be overused and, therefore, lose their power. These words are referred to as DEAD WORDS. This is a fun way to display some alternatives. Words: said cool stuff good bad pretty big little nice happy sad went new old
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WORD CHOICE INTERACTIVE POSTERS: DEAD WORD OF THE WEEK
WORD CHOICE INTERACTIVE POSTERS: DEAD WORD OF THE WEEK: These word choice posters will brighten up your classroom and help your students improve their word choice by avoiding dead words and using stronger synonyms. Your purchase will include 40 dead word posters that include the word on a grave st
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Finding Dead Words Activity
In this activity students read a passage, highlight the dead words, then rewrite the passage to see the difference that using vivid, un-dead words makes in writing.
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Dead Word Funeral Lesson
Are your students using the same words over and over? Good, bad, really, very, stuff, thing... these words are often overused and abused by students in their writing. So... kill them! This word choice lesson focuses on "killing" off certain common non-descriptive words and getting students to rep
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DEAD WORD Skeletons / Word Choice
24 DEAD WORD Skeletons to practice better word choice. Use in your centers! This includes: * 1 skeleton 4-square student worksheet - Option: Use to assess students examples of better word choices for words like mad, nice, fun, and says * extra blank sheet: 1 student worksheet for the teacher to f
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The Dead Word Wall: An Activity for Teaching Better Vocabulary in Writing
Your students will have a blast learning how to increase their vocabulary in speaking and writing with this vocabulary activity! The Dead Word Wall is a fun and interactive way for students to understand how to use more interesting and descriptive words in their language and in their writing. Includ
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