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."

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."

{FREEBIE} Reading response questions great resource for teachers or parents to use at home with children!

{FREEBIE} Reading response questions great resource for teachers or parents to use at home with children!

Five Minute Reading Responses Blogs, Tweets (not really, but cute), Tic-tac-Toe, 3-2-1, and many other quick reading responses.

Five Minute Reading Responses Blogs, Tweets (not really, but cute), Tic-tac-Toe, 3-2-1, and many other quick reading responses.

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.

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.

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