One of my Target Skills this week was teaching synonyms. I read one of my favorite books and had them listen for synoyms for the word "big". The book "The Bunyans" by Audrey Wood is loaded with some great vocabulary. The children wrote them down as I read the story. We discussed how synonyms can be more specific. At the end of the lesson, I had them put a checkmark next to a "boring" word and circle one that they would like to use in their writing.