A word wheel of synonyms and similar words used instead of ‘very’ words to describe states of mind.
When the students are writing, they can refer to this wheel to help them choose the best words when writing descriptive language.
The students can cut out this vibrant word wheel and glue it in the back of their writing journals.
When the students are writing, they can refer to this wheel to help them choose the best words to use when writing descriptive language.
The words in the centre ring are a guide for finding alternative ‘very’ words. The words in the second ring are common ‘very’ words. The words in the outer ring are more descriptive and can be used instead of adding very.
Australian Curriculum alignment
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...
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...
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