SVCA 4th graders have been using the six- traits of writing. One of the six traits is word choice. We are working on taking plain ol vanilla words and making them Cappuccino chunky chocolate words. Not so plain! Students were each given a plain word and had to use more exciting synonyms for the word. We also, took advantage of the beautiful day we had on Wednesday and took our reading assignment outside. Students partner read, "Because of Winn Dixie", worked on vocabulary words and answered essential question as to why they thought Opal befriended Winn-Dixie. The student opinions were varied and so as to why they thought the girl and dog became such good buddies. So many different opinions!