6-Traits Resources: Word Choice Classic: Bury Dead Words | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it

Bury overused phrases and dead words?  Prune the deadwood! Show don't tell!

A classic classroom word choice exercise is to 'bury dead words'. I used to do this at Halloween, creating a tombstone bulletin board where we'd nail up all those useless, deflated, overused, words that make writing flat and colorless.