Use word banks to help your child think of words in advance. Then when she’s writing, she’ll find just the right word to use.
For example, ask your child for all the words that mean “said.” Her list might include “asked,” whined,” “shouted,” “whispered,” and “yelled.” Write these on a piece of paper under the heading “said.”
Another word bank might include words about a favorite hobby. If your child likes cars, the list could include “engine,” “wheels,” “drive,” “sedan,” and “SUV.”
Keep these word banks in a three-ring notebook. When your child has writing to do for school, get out the word bank and she’ll have many more words from which to choose.
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