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Overused Words Reference Tool
This sheet is designed to help students choose new and improved words instead of overused words when writing and strengthening sentences. It is a useful tool to keep in your students' writing folders or make into a classroom poster. Thanks for looking! © 2015 Carrie Mayville. Hometown Happy Teach
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Synonyms for 23 Overused Words, 3 Formats for Easy Reference
Help your students to improve their writing and vocabularies by using these synonyms for 23 common words as a quick reference. There are 16 synonyms for each word, except, "said," which has 36 synonyms. There synonyms are presented in 3 formats so that you can use whichever ones work for you. They a
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Synonym Tombstones - An Overused Words Craftivity
Synonym Tombstones - A Halloween Craftivity for Overused Words Put overused words to rest! Get your students thinking about synonyms and word choice in their writing with this fun October craftivity. You can use these Tombstone Synonyms as a whole class activity, or as part of a word work ce
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Writing Portfolio Design: Overused Words, Parts of Speech, & Writing Process
Writing Portfolio! If each of your students has a file-folder which they use for their writing throughout the year, this assignment is for you! This lesson will take your students through decorating the outside of their writing folders in a useful way that will benefit them every time they work on t
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Improve Student Writing: Overused Words, Poor Sentence Structure, and More
Tired of students using the same words in their writing - or worse - plugging in random words from the thesaurus? These activities were made for secondary students who need to stop overusing the same words and improve their overall writing structure.Students will brainstorm words, elaborate with and

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Overused Words
This is a 30 page file of overused words in our English Language today. Each word has 8 new words to go with it. Cut the new words out and place in a pocket chart. This way, kids can use new words in their writing. Introduce one a week or use however else you want! Some of the words include: said ni
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SPOOKY Synonym Bulletin Board: Said is DEAD! plus overused words in writing
Said is officially dead!!! This bulletin board set of 8 over-used words in student writing, will help your students swap out their over-used words for fresh, new words. Students will be able to add in their own new words, in addition to the synonyms already on the flower petals. Over-used words
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16 Overused Word Posters (Chalkboard Chevron) {12 Fancy word alternatives each}
Tired of seeing the same old words in your students writing? Want them to be more descriptive and deepen their vocabulary?Want to see those fancy words?Try hanging up these ‘Overused Word Posters’ in your classroom!Contained in this package is a poster for each of the following words:said, like, big
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My Own Thesaurus (synonyms for overused words)
This pack includes 14 overused words and their synonyms. The word cards come horizontally, vertically, and in card form. Enjoy!
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Synonyms for Commonly Overused Words Posters or Reference Sheets
Synonyms. Other Ways to Say...Synonyms for Commonly Overused Words. Ten different charts you can use to help your students choose the best words when writing. These can be placed in centers, included in interactive notebooks as reference pages, made on index card rings, or blown up into posters to h
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CCSS Aligned Word Choice Jigsaw Puzzles and Activities: Eradicate Overused Words
Word choice, one of the components of the 6+1 traits of writing, is the use of rich, colorful, precise language. This 40-page "Word Choice" resource was designed to enhance the writing process. The materials in the resource facilitate stronger word choices in students’ writing and equip students wit
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"Said is Dead" 20 overused words in writing and synonym replacements!
"Said is Dead" 20 overused words in writing and synonym replacements! I don't know about your students, but my students tend to use the same tired words over and over and over. "John was a fast runner. "Sally was a beautiful woman." "Katashia was a small girl." To try to rectify this problem I
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Overused Words Posters
Overused Words Posters! Display these five posters to help remind your students to use better words. Have students use the interactive graphic organizer to create their own notes page to store in their writing portfolios or notebooks. (Bulletin board title included.) INCLUDED: -5 Overused Words Pos
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Super Word Heroes: Synonyms for Overused Words
Save student writing from overused words with Superword Heroes. Child-friendly thesaurus with easy-access tabs provides students alternatives for common words. Includes 26 uniquely illustrated word cards, as well as a template for students to create their own superword hero cards. Click on Preview f
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Word Choice Cards - Sparkle Words for Overused Words
Word choice can be difficult for students who are only beginning to develop their vocabulary. These card rings provide students with 8 to 10 sparkle words to use instead of the following overused words: said, went, big, little, fun, pretty, happy, and like. Each overused word comes with the 8-10 n
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Overused Words Jail - A Writing Bulletin Board/Resource
Writing: Overused words - Do your students use these overused words in their writing? Are you trying to get them to use better word choice and stop using overused words? This product is what your need! Included in the product is: ~The Overused Word Jail poster for your bulletin board with
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Make Your Own "Overused Words" Pocket Chart
Download the free preview to get a better look at what is included in this resource.) For the last three years, I have used this pocket chart in my classroom. It always becomes a very useful tool for my students throughout the year. This product includes a pocket chart title, 31 word cards, over
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2 A3 posters with Synonym choices for the most commonly overused words!
2 A3 posters which include a range of alternative word choices for the most commonly used words. Ideally placed next to your word wall or literacy area. Includes: Walk Ask Kind Small Nice Funny Big Run Said Easy Think Drink Good Scared Sad Bad Look Like Laugh Love Hot Pretty Mad Make
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Overused words worksheets & flashcards
Hello all :) This bundle is an excellent teaching resource for overused words, and helps students (& adults!) have more of an expanded English vocabulary. A couple of examples for some worksheets include short stories in which the student has to replace the overused word, page where the student
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Creative SYNONYMS for overused words!! Posters to help students!!
Are your students using the same BORING words over and over again? I use to have this problem, but then created these posters that helped my students incorporate stronger word choices in their writing. I simply display them on my Word Wall and my students are able to access them whenever needed! Thi
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Overused Words Activity
Overused Words activity is perfect for Halloween or anytime you want to have students work on fresh vocabulary. After an engaging eulogy for some overused words, students work in groups to come up with new ways to say the same old tired word. Students write them on their own tombstones. Part two
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Synonym Pencils for Overused Words (Thesaurus Pencils)
A simple tool for beginning writers to help expand their vocabulary and step away from some overused words.. I printed, laminated, and cut apart each pencil, then put a single hole punch in the top corner of each eraser. I added the pencils to a binder ring to create a flip book.
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Synonyms and Burying Overused Words
So many times kids use the same low level words over and over. This is a cute activity to help kids bury those old familiar words and start using more sophisticated language. Kids bury old words on tombstones and raise up new words on ghosts. Great for a back to school or Halloween activity and f
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33 Commonly Overused Words- Spice Up Your Writing!
Replace overused words with some SPICEY vocabulary! This school year give your students the tools to enhance their writing with VIBRANT & VIVID words! ---------------------------- Start off the year by displaying this bulletin board in your classroom. List the commonly overused words. Gather sy
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