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Writing: Word Choice

Writing in Color

 

Today's Snack: Trix cereal may be the most colorful treat around. Have a bowl with the most colorful juice in your fridge - Orange? Cranberry? Grape?

 

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Supplies:

Thesaurus | colored pencils

 

 

The words on a page may be in black type like this. But if they are good word choices, they will be in COLOR in the reader's brain!

 

Here are some common words that are boring and tired. Next to each one, write another word that you could use, instead, that would be more exciting, colorful, vivid and memorable.

 

Consult a thesaurus if you wish. It's a great idea to come up with three to five alternative words, and then choose the best one.

 

Using a set of colored pencils, write each of your substitute word choices in a different color. Use a different typeface style, or font, too. Give the typeface personality, just like your better word choice!

 

 

Good

 

Cool

 

Bad

 

Sad

 

Very

 

Mad

 

Happy

 

Fun

 

Went

 

Is

 

 

Said

 

Nice

 

Ate

 

Threw

 

Put

 

Ran

 

Saw

 

Laughed

 

Moved

 

Shoes

 

Car

 

Dog

 

Food

 

House

 

Very hot

 

Very fast

 

Very high

 

Very scary

 

Very loudly

 

Very tired

 

 

By Susan Darst Williams www.AfterSchoolTreats.com Writing 2010

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