Love this idea! Sentence Surgery...laminated unedited sentence strips, bandaid strips for ending punctuation, small round bandages for commas and quotations, tongue depressors to mark capitalization, and 'Emergency Kit' paper bags w/ red cross on them (to keep surgery supplies). Can adjusted to use K-6...the kids loved it!
Put emphasis on sight words by combining them with other skills.
Two great ideas! A great way to show off those synonyms for their writing, using "spice it up" idea. The boggle board will allow students to play when their work is finished. Maybe I'll add some special Boggle papers for students to pick up, use and turn in for "extra credit".