My Words: A Writing Word Bank~with Shades of Meaning was
created for students to add to their personal writing notebook.
This is used for their personal collection of words to create vivid
stories and add more descriptive language to their writing. If
introduced at the beginning of year, just imagine how their words
will paint a story or an extended response that is more distinct.
My students add words as we read together or as they read
independently. Always adding our wow words makes it handy
when looking for those words that we are searching
for when we write.
There is a page for every letter of the alphabet. Plus, pages for
more specific description words. For example, Character Traits,
Emotions ect. On each alphabet page students can
decide to eliminate words from their writing.
Shades of meaning cards help students to
collect new words for words they overuse. As
the color or shade of the color deepens so does
the level of the word.