First we read this book:
Then using paint strip samples from Home Depot and Lowe's, we brainstormed "shades" of overused words and created anchor charts.
|Created by the talented teacher next door:-)|
Finally these anchor charts were added to our writing wall for reference during Writer's Workshop.
(Can you tell we're working on transition words as well?)
I'd love to hear from you. Share an activity you have used for "shades of meaning."