I've been trying to make almost all posters/displays this summer and not buy anything. I've been using Word Publisher and making posters. I saw this little poem somewhere on the web and I liked what the teacher did with it. She had the poem, then had library pocket charts under that with certain "tired" words. In each pocket chart were slips of paper with better choices. The student could go over to the board and take the slips out and find something to use. I loved the idea so much, I made my own poster...at least almost done. I also found a site that had "Dead Words" and a list of synonyms, but I've since lost the site. Anyway, just wanted to share. I can't find my camera, or I'd post. (Where is my camera? I've been looking for it for days.) Tired words want to go to sleep, Let them rest! Don’t make a peep! Try to use a synonym instead, Let these tired words stay in bed!