Alternative was to say 'said'


This resource pack is designed to encourage pupils to find interesting alternatives to the verb "said".
Hopefully this will encourage them to use a variety of interesting verbs, bringing their creative writing to life.

The lesson contains:

  • an introductory "drag-and-drop" activity, where pupils consider better alternatives
  • a main game activity where pupils consider a more exciting alternative to a short piece of dialogue
  • a short poem/song that might encourage pupils to remember possible "said" alternatives

Starter activity

Main session


Download lesson pack - First create a folder on your computer where you want to save this resource. Then click on the lesson pack link. You will then be able to browse to the folder you created, then click unzip.

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