Getting kids to get out of the habit of using boring words is excruciating. Even in this example here their concept of an interesting word is less stellar, but they really got the concept. When I checked in on some of these words we developed a pretty decent framework for choosing words.
- Does the word add clarifying details?
- Does the word add interest to what is being described?
- Is the word over used?
Yeah I skipped a day, so what are you perfect?