Do your students tend to use the same words repeatedly when writing?
 This page contains resources and links to teaching students how to use more varied and descriptive words to replace those overused, tired words.  They are also known as "dead" words.

Resources and Links

Tired Words Packet
from Busy Teacher's Shop
Take a look at this packet that contains printables to help teach students to use synonyms for tired words.
 

 

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Youtube
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