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The following are ideas or links to ideas for lessons that cover the trait of Word Choice. For the items that are links to ideas that are not mine, I have given credit to the website.

General Ideas and Mini-Lessons Verbs
Imagery and Sensory Details Clichés 
Synonyms Similes and Metaphors
Adjectives Sample Unit Plan


General Ideas and Mini-Lessons


How to Use Word Choice That Catches the Reader's Eye


Replace Vague Vocabulary With Precise Prose


Word Choice -- found at University of Calgary 

bulletLesson Plans: Word Choice -- found at Kent School District

bulletFiguratively Speaking -- found at Teacher Created Materials

bulletWriting an Eyewitness Account -- found at Teacher Created Materials

bulletGive the Picture -- found at

bullet George Orwell says, "Let the Meaning Choose the Word" -- found at Transaction Net

bulletConnotations -- found at St. Cloud University

bulletCaption Writing (PDF) -- found at Education World

Imagery and Sensory Details

bullet Create a Scene With Words

bullet Sensory Details

bulletUsing Imagery -- found at Teacher Created Materials


bullet Common Words -- a synonym card game found at The Teacher's Desk

bulletSay It Again -- found at Education World

bulletInteresting Words -- found at Edina Public Schools


bulletAwesome Adjectives Postcards -- found at Education World
bulletAccurate Adjectives -- part of a lesson plan found at Education World


bulletVerbs -- found at Teacher Created Materials
bulletDescriptive Verbs -- found at Teacher Created Materials


bulletClichés -- found at WSU (Weber State University) Writing Center

Similes and Metaphors


Simile and Metaphor -- found at Education World



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