Lessons to Strengthen Word Choice

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Do your students use ordinary, nonspecific words in their writing? Nothing makes a writing piece more boring than the use of common, nonspecific, or repetitive words. Unfortunately young students do not naturally think of selecting precise words when drafting, These lessons are specifically designed to increase student awareness of Word Choice and the impact it has on writing. After you teach these lessons, your students will learn how to employ word choice in their writing and begin to understand how to use precise, vivid, sensory words. Students’ Word Choice will become more interesting and precise. In essence, students will become better writers.
All lessons follow Nancy Frey and Douglas Fisher’s, “I Do”, “We Do”, “You Do” Gradual Release Model. With each lesson you will find:
• Teacher Model with examples
• Blank Teacher Model
• “We Do” activity for the class, or small groups
• “We do” activity for partners, or triads
• “You Do” activity for individual students
Lesson Topics
• Select descriptive adjectives
• Synonyms - Select exact nouns
• Choose Active Verbs
• Select descriptive Adverbs
• Use sensory Words
• Avoid overuse of linking, or passive verbs
• Sensory Word Lists
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Lessons to Strengthen Word Choice
Lessons to Strengthen Word Choice
Lessons to Strengthen Word Choice
Lessons to Strengthen Word Choice
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