As an elementary school teacher responsible for developing my students' writing skills, I got awfully tired of reading the same words over and over in their pieces. Cool, for example, was ubiquitous, an adjective that qualified everything and ultimately meant nothing. Very seemed to modify every verb under the sun. To counter this, my students and I brainstormed as many synonyms for these and other exhausted words as we could. From these sessions came the Power Point presentation I offer here. I've included nine words that I found to be the most frequent offenders, using the fonts and slide backdrops I found to be the most visually arresting. I've displayed several of the frames in this preview. In the actual Power Point each word is displayed at the click of a mouse, giving the teacher the opportunity to present them at her/his speed. I might suggest that you and your students do their own brainstorming and then check to see if their choices appear on the computer screen. The use of a computer projector is highly recommended!