Write a boring adjective at the bottom of the paint strip on the most boring color. Give each student a paint strip and they can use a thesaurus or a word wall to think of "more colorful" words for their strip
A thesaurus always helps me with my writing. As I write I notice myself repeating the same words over and over. Using a thesaurus gives me various words to use that mean the same thing. If I continue to use a thesaurus while I write, I will expand my vocabulary which will make me a better writer.
Oh, yeah, like the horror of my last relationship (if you could call it that), which is why it's such a relief that I am no longer effected by it, nor feel the need to talk about it. ~ETS Perfect Words For Emotions You Never Realised Anyone Else Felt)