Quick post because I have so much to do to prepare for school starting again on Monday, but I wanted to share what I've been working on because I love how it came out! Basically, my students need more words available to them so that they will use better and new vocabulary in their writing without my help. I have a couple of children's thesaurus' (thesauri?) which I (and they) love, but I cannot afford to buy enough for my whole class! I figured if I had the words displayed, they'd use them, but I don't have that much room...so I made these synonym pockets with the library envelopes you can buy at the Dollar Tree or teacher store. I figure they should fit nicely on a small place in my room. I can't wait to put them up tomorrow!
There are 16 words, with 136 total synonyms. Each synonym has the original word written on the end of the pencil to help ensure that students put them back in the right spot! My thought is that each time they are ready to use one of the overused words, they can go to that pocket and choose a better one to use instead. I just don't have as much time as I would like to work with them individually, so this is something they can manage on their own.
Here are the envelopes I picked up one time or another at the Dollar Tree:
Head over to my Teachers Pay Teachers store to pick up the labels and all the pencils for just one dollar! If you make the purchase, email me and I will send you the editable version should you want to add your own words! Thanks for reading!