It's All About Choice!
A Workshop on Six Traits Writing: Word Choice
What is word choice and why is it important?
What effect does word choice have on what we say and write?
How do these video clips represent common problems with word choice?
How do we help students who struggle with word choice when writing?
Why are mentor texts important when teaching word choice?
What skills should we teach during word choice mini-lessons?
How can we integrate these skills into other content areas?
Increasing Vocabulary Skills
ACTIVITY -- Guess My Word
Activity -- Guess the Idiom
More Idioms Illustrated by Children
Penny and Dollar Words
Description of lesson here.
Showing Emotions and Feelings Chart
This and many other ideas can be found here.
Here is a great list of lesson plans to use with mentor texts.
ACTIVITY: How can we plan mini-lessons using mentor texts?
- Memorable Adjectives
- Powerful and Memorable Verbs
- Sensory Words and Imagery
- Precise Nouns and Pronouns
- Playing with Language
- Figurative Language
Additional Word Choice Resources
Check out this visual dictionary and thesaurus here
Check out this rap about word choice!
Teachers Pay Teachers
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