It is a very simple worksheet for your students to take notes or make an interactive notebook.
1. It's easier for students to review their work during revision or writing.
2. Adding more authority to the students by finding answers themselves.
3. No particular answers -> stimulate generation of ideas
4. Enhance memorization and application during exams due to self-made notes instead of prepared worksheets
2. require teacher's encouragement & regular review
3. depends on students attitude
1. Dead Word Worksheet
2. Words that are interchangeable (one stronger than the other)
How to use:
P.1 is the dead word columns that can be cut out and be the title of their interactive notebook. They can decorate them with colours and stickers (anything they want). Teachers can assign a word that frequently appear in students' writing (e.g. say). Then they can write down the word in the column and below that, they should write words that can replace the dead word. *teachers should encourage them to gather words from different resources (parents/ storybooks/ tv etc.)
P.2 is the interchangeable word worksheet. It is similar to P.1 but instead of looking for a lot of words to replace the dead word, P.2 is "1-1 basis". When students come across some of the new words that are useful in the future writing, they can write it down in P.2 for example use" amazing" to replace "good".
** P.1 is used for words that appear frequently while P.2 is for words with less synonym or a new words to the students.
P.3 - 4 are some examples that I did with my students and they enjoy the process of digging into different words with similar meanings.
Hope you enjoy the worksheets. Most of my students enjoy and benefits from them.