Word Choice is the use of rich, colorful, precise language that moves and enlightens the reader.
A writer's use of rich, descriptive words can visually show the reader a mental image. By studying word choice, students will learn how to use vivid, colorful, and dynamic words to enrich their writing and make it as prescise as possilbe.
These lessons assist students in exploring different types of words and the ways they can be used to create interest in writing pieces.
Each book in the Getting to the Core of Writing series has lessons appropriate to that grade level. Lessons in this section for the Second Grade include the following:
• Lesson 2: Using Our Senses (page 161)
• Lesson 6: Sounds All Around from A to Z (page 173)
• Lesson 9: Transition Words (page 188)