Help students eliminate commonly used words from their writing! Students use an online thesaurus in order to "put dead words to rest" by identifying synonyms to use instead. Students keep track of "dead words" using a 2 page packet complete with common overused words. Students then choose one "dead word" from the packet to create a tombstone you can display in the classroom! This product is a fun Halloween/Fall themed activity to help students better understand word choice in writing.