Good ideas just need to be shared.
Does it drive you crazy when students use the same term repeatedly? Does it drive you crazy when students begin sentences with "Me and" or "I seen"? If so, this is what I have done about it.
The Wounded Word Hospital has successfully worked for me for years. I have even had teachers come visit my classroom to see a word funeral or when a word gets wounded.
It ties together speaking expectations with writing expectations.
Just download it for free and get some ideas.