Vocabulary 1- Ice Cream Words: Students start by writing a common word on the ice cream cone. Students can now look up synonyms for these words. Creating a large ice cream cone with words that can replace the common words.
Synonyms- Read the story and replace the underlined words with synonyms. Then rewrite the story. This activity helps students understand that if you change words, the story can become more exciting, but still have the same meaning. Back to School NO PREP Packet for 3rd Grade!
We learned about how exciting, strong verbs make our writing more exciting and vivid, so I taught a highly condensed version of The Teacher Wife's verb packet. We brainstormed verbs and created a web, they made action heroes, and we took a few "boring" verbs and found more vivid synonyms before writing.