I don’t know about your students, but my kids always seem to get stuck in a writing rut. This reference is meant to give your students choices of other words they can use to jazz up their writing. You know, for when he said and she said and then they said. This is in no way meant to be a comprehensive list of words for your students to choose from. It is meant to inspire your students and push them toward thinking a little deeper about their writing. I would encourage you to have your students add their own words to the lists. Also, you may have to help them with reading and understanding some of the words depending on the age and reading level of your students. I tried to include words that the students would either know or at least have heard. Some words may be more advanced. Let it be an opportunity to expand their vocabulary! I hope you and your students enjoy this resource. Happy writing!