Good writers know lots of interesting ways to say what they mean. An “exciting words” chart can give your child more choices when she’s writing.
Start by writing a simple sentence at the top of a page. It might be the phrase “he said.” What about “whispered,” “shouted,” “whined” or “pleaded”?
Try another sentence: “Our dinner was good.” Instead, your child might say the dinner was “scrumptious,” “tasty,” or “spicy.”
This is a great game to play in the car. One person says a simple sentence, then everyone else has to think of how to say the same thing in a more exciting way.
Games that develop language skills will help your child do better in all subjects.
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