Let students have writing fun
while learning to avoid clichés
in their writing.
This 7-page reproducible activity
• introduces students to CLICHÉS
• shows the PROBLEMS
with using them in writing
• gives EXAMPLES
of how to CORRECT
Then it presents a 20-item list of clichés
, which students “translate” into wording that is not trite.
A separate activity presents a 2-page story filled with clichés
. Students use their new awareness to identify the clichés
and then correct them
This resource is suitable for middle school, high school, and developmental and ESL college classes.
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