Thesaurus Word Choice Charts and Posters | Descriptive Writing | Synonyms

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This resource was so helpful during our 1st writing workshop! I made a copy for 4 stations where my students work, and it made my work so much easier. Thank you so much for this!
These were great, my pupils loved thinking about words they could add and creating their own versions. Fab!
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Adding descriptive words in narrative and informational compositions is tricky! Students will receive a variety of synonyms for 40 commonly used words! These synonym charts (hang on the wall, put into writing folders/journals, or place on a binder ring for portable student access) and thesaurus booklets will increase depth and creativity in student word choice and writing! Students will quickly begin writing more descriptively by placing these interesting words right at their fingertips!

These now come DIGITAL in 2 formats (full-size and mini) for no additional charge. This resource is compatible with Google Slides and can also be exported into PowerPoint format.

This resource includes 40 commonly used words with 12-14 synonyms:

said, shouted, good, bad, nice, mean, cool, tired, happy, sad, excited, scared, mad, laughed, pretty, ugly, little, big, fast, slow, looked, like, funny, fun, a lot, smart, hot, cold, angry, boring, interesting, cry, easy, hard, important, quiet, loud, smelly, walk, and run

Charts come in a size perfect for student notebooks (can fit 4 on a page in a composition notebook) or to place on a binder ring, and standard paper size (8.5x11) for large classroom/small group display, or you may want to print the thesaurus booklet for your students! Options come in color and black/white.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing.
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, description, and pacing, to develop experiences and events or show the responses of characters to situations.


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