This file contains five reproducible pages that can be used individually or as a packet. It is intended as a reference tool for middle school students when writing, but also has short exercises at the bottom of each page! Vocabulary level is moderate to challenging for middle school (you can turn this into an activity by having groups define selected words and then share with the class). Included are lists of Interesting Adjectives, Powerful Verbs, Transition Words and Phrases, Similes, and Metaphors. Each list is on its own page, in black and white. You will receive a .doc and .pdf file. Thank you.