128 Words to use instead of "Very"｜Writing is hard, and writing without repeating yourself is very, very hard—but as you may have already noticed, one of the most repeated words in English is the intensifying modifier "very.
AWESOME - not the paint samples necessarily, but more "core" words to use to illustrate importance of strong and specific verbs in writing! Use paint cards for teaching the Common Core Language standard about "Shades of Meaning"
Retired Word List (Dead Words) Anchor Chart for Writer's Workshop. I will use this idea in my classroom.
Sing along with this synonym and antonym rap song to learn when and how to use synonyms and antonyms. Synonyms say the same thing again and again. Antonyms don’t mean the same thing - they mean the opposite. You can use synonyms when you want to describe something but don’t want to use the same word over and over again, lest you get boring and repetitive.