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Here’s A Quick Brilliant Cheat Sheet To Avoid Using The Word “Very”

Writers Workshop Poster: 100 Colorful Words to Use in Place of "Said"

Handout or mini-poster on colorful words writers can use instead of "said." Students can put the b&w version in their writing notebooks for reference.

Love this! Thought we all learned this in elementary school - but apparently most weren't paying attention!!

Words Commonly Used to Describe Sounds

The trick is to not use them in their stereotypical way. Ex: "A hard knot clutched at her throat as the little orphan mewed closer, a dirty hand outstretched."