Lessons to Teach Kids how to Choose Effective, Engaging Words
Writing A-Z Word Choice Skill Lessons improve students' writing to make it more interesting and precise. Writers repeatedly use the same words or do not choose the most creative or effective words in their first drafts to convey their message to an audience. Writing A-Z's Word Choice Skill Lessons give students strategies to improve word choice, such as using a thesaurus.
Why Word Choice Lessons
Strong word choice results in writers creating pictures in the minds of readers when they tell a story. Carefully considered words also clarify ideas or topics in expository writing and can move readers to action in persuasive writing.
How to Use Word Choice Lessons
A common lesson plan includes leveled tips that tell what to expect from different levels of writers—beginning, early developing, developing, and fluent.
You can use the same instructional plan and provide differentiation through student resources. Student resources are provided at two levels: primary (for beginning and early developing writers) and intermediate (for developing and fluent writers).