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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 Words Activity for Interactive Notebooks
This product includes the following: -a template with dead words and improved words -a template with just dead words -a blank template for you to write in your own words -a printed title for the notebook page Each template has two versions. One with a skeleton and one with a tombstone. This produ
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Dead Words Activity (Don't Use This Word, Use This Instead...)
Do your kids use "a lot" or "cool" or "fun" or "said" so many times throughout their stories or essays you want to scream? Time to kill some words in your students' writing pieces and introduce a Dead Words activity! To start; have your students work in pairs to identify or choose one of the words
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Dead Words Activity
Through this activity, students will practice narrative writing and get practice with parts of speech. The activity encourages students to improve their vocabulary usage. This assignment includes the assignment handout and the chart used for part 2. This assignment is sized for use in Interactive N
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Dead Words Dead Verbs PowerPoint for Halloween Writng
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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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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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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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 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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Day of the Dead Book Activity
Support your beginner readers with this fun Day of the Dead book. It includes one printable mini book template. You can use it with your beginner readers to support the common core standards while building vocabulary, sight word recognition, reading fluency and comprehension skills. VIDEO PREVIEW: T

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Said is Dead and other Overused Words Activities
Said is Dead: Word Work Center activities Get rid of that overused word with these fun and engaging center activities. Students will build their vocabulary by sorting words for said into 5 different categories. Then, they can apply what they've learned with various printable activities. This produ
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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 information Pictures of implementation Tombstone for dead word
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My Brother Sam is Dead Vocabulary Activities & Games (American Revolution)
This is a set of 10 vocabulary activities and games for the book My Brother Sam is Dead. The games help students make real, authentic connections with words that go beyond basic "recalling the definitions." A solid understanding of these specific words enhances comprehension while reading this Revo
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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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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 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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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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