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Modality Word Wall with Information

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28 pages (PDF, Word)|Suitable for Grades: 3 - 6

A set of 56 vocabulary words based on the degrees of modality in persuasive writing.

Use these words to make a word wall, together with the information posters explaining the differing degrees of modality.

Words include: would, is, must, have to, will not, will always, never, absolutely, clearly, definitely, undoubtedly, certainly, obviously, positively, may, might not, might, ought, maybe, sometimes, rarely, chance, slight possibility, occasionally, not sure, certainty, definite, certain, essential, clear, necessary, complete, absolute, probably, tends to, should, often, regularly, majority, unlikely, frequently, likely, probable, usually, couldn’t, could, can, possibility, possibly, possible, doubtful, unsure, high possibility, probability and low probability.

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  • Sara Slater

    this looks great and will support my writing lessons

    Comment by Sara Slater on February 8, 2015 at 6:04 pm

  • Nicci Maddison

    Would be a good game to play if the children had to classify them themselves- so not labelled as high or low. Otherwise it’s great and I’m using it today

    Comment by Nicci Maddison on May 5, 2015 at 8:06 am

    • Hi Nicci
      Thanks for the great suggestion, I’ll look into creating a different version of this resource that children can sort. As you can understand, we get a number of requests to create new resources, so I can’t guarantee when I’ll have it updated for you.

      We’ll soon be offering a way for Teacher and Ultimate Plan members to submit their requests and have them voted on by the Teach Starter community. Each month we will complete the most popular requests.

      Please let me know if you have any further questions, I’m more than happy to help.

      Kind regards,

      Comment by Shanelle (Teach Starter) on May 18, 2015 at 7:56 am

  • Alison Kelly

    I would love this resource converted into a desk mat so the students can have one on their desk while they work.

    Comment by Alison Kelly on September 17, 2018 at 6:37 pm

    • Kristian Kristian

      Hi Alison, thanks for your suggestion.

      Please feel free to suggest it via the Request a Resource section: https://www.teachstarter.com/request-a-resource/

      Your request will be voted on by the community. Each week, our team creates the most popular request. If your request hits the top of the list, we’ll be happy to make it for you!

      Official comment by Kristian on September 19, 2018 at 8:39 am

  • Rach C

    Would be great if these weren’t labelled or colour coded to use as a sorting activity

    Comment by Rach C on December 29, 2018 at 5:04 pm

    • Kristian Kristian

      Hi Rachelle,
      A great workaround to achieve this would be to find a theme you like in name tags here:


      Then in the Teach Starter Studio add the list of words from the post description above. This will create cards with each of the words which you can then use as a sorting activity.

      If there is anything else I can assist you with, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

      Official comment by Kristian on January 2, 2019 at 12:07 pm

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  • Added editable Word documents.

    Addition by Kristian Aug 28th, 2018

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