Distance Learning: Improve Student Writing Eliminate Cliches from Writing

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8th - 11th, Homeschool
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Description

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. I have included PDFs and digital links for you to upload to your Google Drive.

Included in this cliche activity secondary students:

• Ideas for use - see the preview!

• Editable Powerpoint (14 slides) that provides students with reasons cliches hurt their writing, concrete ways to fix them, and examples.

• 20 task cards for class discussion. Each task card has a cliche that students should fix.

• An easy card to use for student conferencing. If you find a cliche in student writing, work with the student and give them the card for targeted practice.

I have found these activities helpful because after showing students the background and explanation of cliches, I give the responsibility to students to fix them. No answer key is included, but examples for eliminating cliches are.

This activity is included in the Writing Bundle for Freshmen and Sophomores if you need more writing activities for secondary students!

More writing products include:

MLA Research Rubrics and Writing Cards

High School Writing Prompts

Common Writing Errors

Writing Power Point for Secondary Students

Improve Student Writing: Overused Words, Poor Sentence Structure, and More

Total Pages
21 pages
Answer Key
Does not apply
Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on how well purpose and audience have been addressed.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

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