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    I don't have a powerful verbs list, but here's what I did last year with my 6th graders:

    - Give examples of verbs that are overused/dull (said, look, etc.).
    - Have each student come up with at least 2 of his/her own.
    - List all the verbs on the board and together come up with synonyms that would be better. You can incorporate the thesaurus to help you.
    - After the list is made, you can print a copy and give it to each student. You can also post it on the wall as a year long reference.

    This takes a while, but the students do the work, so it's easier on you :)

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