I created this resource for students to keep in their duotang or binder for quick access during writing activities.
1000 Commonly Used Words – Additional spaces accompany each letter of the alphabet so students can add other words that they need assistance with. I have students first look in their word list for the unknown word, and if they don’t recognize it (or it isn’t there), they come to me and we write it right into their word list booklet.
Common Contractions – A list of contractions often used by students.
Months, Days, Numbers List – For easy access.
“Instead of Said…” List – A list of alternate words that can be used to replace said. The words are grouped by emotion to help students choose an appropriate replacement.
R.I.P. Word Graveyard – When a student overuses a word, put it to rest in the Word Graveyard and help them come up with synonyms for their word.