How can we help kindergartners learn about word choice? I love reading stories and highlighting WOW words/Interesting words.
How can we take it to the next step and see a kindergarten pick stronger words in their writing?? Can they get beyond I felt happy. I felt sad. Don't get me wrong, I am thrilled when I see a child writing about their feelings. But when we see lots of the same kinds of sentences I think it's the perfect opportunity to teach students better word choice.
I found this great lesson on explaining words choice for primary writers.
|Showing that Rocks Tip the Scale|
|We went out in our school yard and collected rocks. I was SHOCKED at how many big rocks the kids found. We lined the rocks up on the grass by our outside class door. That is where I got the idea to make a rock garden of rock words.|