May 26th, 2021

Middle School Resource: Word Choice in Writing by ECSDM

Middle School Resource

Word Choice in Writing by ECSDM

The purpose of this lesson is to help students choose better words when they are writing dialogue. I introduce this lesson in writing remediation lab after the Language Arts teacher has presented this skill to the entire class.

Students have a tendency to overuse the word “said” when writing a conversation. This activity helps them find more descriptive and interesting words to use instead of repeating “said.”

Related NY State Academic Standards: L.5.4.c, W.6.3.d, W.6.5, and more!

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