Encourage your students to use words other than said in their writing.
Use this poster as stimulus for your students. Print it out in A3 or larger and display it in your classroom.
admitted, added, denied, acknowledged, spoke, sneered, stated, told, urged, yelled, related, feared, ordered, insisted, mentioned, predicted, mumbled, moaned, murmured, giggled, grinned, grunted, indicated, agreed, announced, described, commented, answered, decided, pleaded, explained, noted, objected, exclaimed, asked, assumed, called, babbled, claimed, complained, demanded, commanded, estimated, emphasised, nagged, questioned, taunted, thought, uttered, wailed, whispered, vowed, warned, repeated, replied, roared, shouted, scolded, responded, lectured, lied, expressed, cried, began, bragged and reassured.
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NSW Curriculum alignment
Uses basic grammatical features, punctuation conventions and vocabulary appropriate to the type of text when responding to and composing texts
Uses knowledge of sentence structure, grammar, punctuation and vocabulary to respond to and compose clear and cohesive texts in different media and technologies
Victorian Curriculum alignment
Understand how texts are made cohesive by the use of resources, including word associations, synonyms, and antonyms
Understand that cohesive links can be made in texts by omitting or replacing words
Understand the use of vocabulary to express greater precision of meaning, and know that words can have different meanings in different contexts
Australian Curriculum alignment
Understand how texts are made cohesive through language features, including word associations, synonyms, and antonymsElaborationsexploring how texts develop their themes and ideas, building information through connecting similar and contrasting dissi...
Understand that cohesive links can be made in texts by omitting or replacing wordsElaborationsnoting how a general word is often used for a more specific word already mentioned, for example ‘Look at those apples. Can I have one?' (Skills: Liter...
Understand the use of vocabulary to express greater precision of meaning, and know that words can have different meanings in different contextsElaborationsmoving from general, ‘all-purpose’ words, for example ‘cut’, to more sp...
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