Word choice is one of the 6+1 traits of writing that many schools use and it is addressed in the Common Core. The trait of word choice is a complex trait that should be discussed, explored, and further developed every year. Kindergartners through high school seniors can be taught to think about developmentally appropriate skills that are associated with word choice.
After teaching word choice I knew I needed a resource for the kids to access when they were looking for a more appropriate word. Hence, my Word Tree. I bought a tree wall sticker and used it as an interactive bulletin board. It took up a blank white wall and was a focal point of my classroom.
Print all the cards, hole punch and put on a binder ring. You can then put on a "tree" (not included) or anywhere in the classroom. I used little hooks to hang mine but push pins will work just as well. Students can grab the word ring they need, take back to their seat, and find a better word. Perfect for classrooms with little to no technology. Kids absolutely LOVE using these and they are a great vocabulary builder as well as a tool to help strengthen writing.
This set includes the words:
Look for 'Set 2: Colors and Shapes' coming soon!