Teaching word choice, synonyms, or how to use a thesaurus? Amp up the fun and proficiency level in your classroom with a comprehensive set of Overused Words Task Cards. These (32) Common Core-aligned task cards challenge your students to substitute an overused, tired, "dead" word with a lively vocabulary word. Task Cards can be analyzed in pairs, groups, literacy centers, or whole class instruction. Answer key included. A fun, effective instructional tool and alternative to boring worksheets! Perfect for Six Traits of Writing and ELA test prep.
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and other Task Cards:
Analogy Task Cards
Fragment/Run On Task Cards
Literary Analysis Task Cards
Revision Test Prep Task Cards
Verb Tense Task Cards
Commonly Confused Words Task Cards
Common Core Literary Terms Task Cards
Idiom Task Cards
Context Clue Task Cards
Sentence Fluency Task Cards
Main Idea Task Cards
Comma Task Cards
Apostrophe Task Cards
Active/Passive Voice Task Cards
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