Second graders participate in a teacher-led discussion about word choice. They discuss, define, and identify synonyms for words in a specific sentence. There is a worksheet included in this lesson that can be used as an assessment piece.
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Choose Your Words Wisely
Improve word choice! Writers use dictionaries and thesauruses to aid them in choosing exciting words to incorporate in their writing. They rewrite sentences and practice identifying words that can be replaced using a better word. Flip...
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