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  • Kelly Webster

    "Said is Dead" anchor chart

  • Marissa (Bionic Elbow)

    Countless Anchor Charts here, like this, "Said is Dead"...Encourages "showing not telling" in students' descriptive writing with these alternatives to "said". I like how these are all hand-written, probably from a lesson, so that the students have a meaningful chart on the wall.

  • Patti Blakeley Hallam

    Said is Dead- good for an English or Language Arts room

  • Inez Patronska

    Alternatives to "said" Way to help kids write better.

  • Andrea Villarreal

    creative writing- "Said is Dead"...Encourage descriptive writing with these alternatives to "said".

  • Vickie DiSanto

    "Said" is dead. Funny thing: I attended a writing workshop where I was told "don't replace 'said,' just use it. It's a throwaway word."

  • Abbey Raymond

    Put into a Mini-Lesson for their Writer's Notebook.

  • Aimee Chachere

    "Said is Dead" - Love this! I am always trying to get my 6th graders to use more descriptive words!

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Different ways of saying 'said'. We should definitely incorporate these into our writing more often!

This is a great poster to encourage better descriptive words in the classroom. by darla

One of the most boring and banned words in classrooms is ‘went.’ There are SO many synonyms that you’re simply trying at all if you stick with the word ‘went.’ Lucky for you, there’s hundreds (literally) of other ways to express yourself using the English language.

The word ‘said’ is dead… I want my art kiddies to draw me a burial scene beneath my Promethean.

162 ways to say "went"...not sure if I already posted this or not, but it's very helpful

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I want this in poster form. This would also be great for clients who have difficulty expressing what exactly they feel.

A freebie that can be used as a reference in a reading and writing notebook ( which this blog also talks about in detail)

Here are the five sentences I wrote for my kids.  Then we used a thesaurus and their genius little minds to come up with several alternatives that really packed a punch!

Have students write words other than "said" on mouths to keep up in the room to help students be creative/more expressive while they write.