Teach kids that transition words connect our thoughts and make our writing sound smoother and better. | Totally Terrific in Texas

Transition words for narrative writing are different than those used for expository writing. I would do a mini lesson on narrative transition words, and I would have students keep this in their writing folders as a reference source.

Make it Interesting for the Reader ~ Writing Strategy for Kids | This Reading Mama

Make it Interesting for the Reader: A Simple Writing Strategy {Week 4}

Make it Interesting for the Reader: A Simple Writing Strategy {Week really like her scaffolding with literature

Tired Words! Tired words want to go to sleep. Let them rest! Don’t make a peep! Try to use a synonym instead. Let those tired words stay in bed!

A word wall using synonyms ! I like this idea. Students who are GT or don't have anything to work on in enrichment can create this synonym word wall bulletin board (and then maybe an antonym board?

Sentence Stretching - write a basic sentence, pass it to 5 different students. Each has to either add or change a word to make the sentence more interesting or informative.

Sentence Stretching

LITERACY ACTIVITY Sentence Stretching - write a basic sentence, pass it to 5 different students. Each has to either add or change a word to make the sentence more interesting or informative.

Descriptive Words

Descriptive Words Learning Chart

Trend Enterprises Inc. Learning Chart Descriptive Words, synonyms to expand children's vocabulary

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Teacher's Pet - FREE Classroom Display Resources for Early Years (EYFS), Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 Connective words for improved writing.

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descriptive words other words to use. be still my heart! I love using a variety of descriptive words. This list, in the words of Mrs.Riley -my high school English teacher, is a plethora of words :-)

Expanding a sentence. Using this in a context of a story can help with the building of adjective vocabulary and can allow students to make the story their own. In relation to reading, this activity could incorporated with a picture book with simple sentences. Students could look at the picture and insert adjectives and such based on what they see, thus, making connections.

Expanding sentences to ten words or more. This would be a great lesson for my graders on how to add details and parts of speech to a simple sentence in their writing.

FREE VCOP booklet - great tool to improve students' writing

VCOP

VCOP is a programme for helping students to develop their ‘writing voice’. Primarily through talk, students need to develop the process of ‘active construction’ which is ess…

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