Word choice can be difficult for students who are only beginning to develop their vocabulary. These card rings provide students with 8 to 10 sparkle words to use instead of the following overused words: said, went, big, little, fun, pretty, happy, and like.
Each overused word comes with the 8-10 new sparkle words plus 2-3 blank cards that you can record new words from the students. Print on cardstock and laminate. Punch a hole through top corner and place on a ring where students can access during writing in order to make their writing "sparkle." I place each overused word and its corresponding sparkle words on its own ring so that multiple students can be using the Sparkle Wall (where I have all my cards hanging) at once. This is a great support for struggling students as well as a push and challenge for advanced students since words of varying difficulty are provided.
Please note - these are not synonym rings. For example for the word "fun" the following sparkle words are provided: playful, awesome, enjoyable, nice, delightful, exciting, thrilling, pleasant.