We found 2,635 reviewed resources for word choice
The Poetry of Robinson Jeffers: Word Choice and the Value of a Dictionary
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Poets generally choose each word carefully, and Robinson Jeffers is no exception to this rule. Look closely at Jeffers' word choice in "Inscription for a Gravestone" and "The Deer Lay Down Their Bones" through discussion and writing....
Figurative Language and Word Choice: A Closer Look at Bud, Not Buddy
6th CCSS: Adaptable
The difference between an average piece of writing and an unforgettable piece of writing can lie in the author's word choice. The figurative language in Chapter 2 of Christopher Paul Curtis's Newbery Medal winner, Bud, Not Buddy, is the...
Connotation and Denotation: How Word Choice Affects a Paragraph
7th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Review the terms denotation, connotation, diction, and mood in paragraph writing. After defining the terms, middle schoolers practice writing examples of both connotation and denotation. They complete a connotation and denotation graphic...
Unusual Friendly Letters: Persuasion and Point of View
2nd - 3rd CCSS: Adaptable
Elementary schoolers complete word clusters after listening to the book Dear Mrs. LaRue: Letters from Obedience School by Mark Teague. They listen as the teacher stops to point out the unusual point of view and various persuasive...
How Word Choice and Language Sets the Tone of Your Essay
6 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Designed
No color, no images, no sound. Just words on paper. How then, do writers convey the tone of a piece? By carefully selecting the words they use to create an impression in the minds of readers. After all, "Don't come back, Jack" expresses...
Mid-Unit 1 Assessment: Figurative Language and Word Choice in Bud, Not Buddy
6th CCSS: Designed
Individuals utilize the strategies practiced in the previous instructional activity to complete a mid-unit assessment on figurative language and how Christopher Paul Curtis uses word choice to create meaning in Bud, Not Buddy.
Using Words as a Way into Rick Riordan's The Lightning Thief
4th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Use the Visual Thesaurus to predict the subject matter of Rick Riordan's book The Lightning Thief. A pre-reading activity encourages middle schoolers to use context clues and word meaning to discover what the book is about. After they...
Analyzing Figurative Language and How the Author’s Word Choice Affects Tone and Meaning
6th CCSS: Designed
How figurative language effects the tone and meaning in Chapter Three of Christopher Paul Curtis' Bud, Not Buddy is the focus of a series of exercises that ask readers to locate record, and analyze Curtis' word choices.