Word Choice Worksheets

Part of the art of writing is making correct word choices to fit the purpose and the audience. Often referred to as diction, vocabulary certainly plays a role in word choice, but it is much more. It’s also about formal writing, as opposed to everyday speech, and the style, or the way a writer puts words together. Students benefit greatly in their adult years by learning the way to choose their words effectively. Our word choice worksheets below are free for you to use in the classroom or at home. If you click on the title, you will be able to view more details about it or to download a printable PDF.

Choose Interesting Words

In this worksheet your youngster will write alternate words for some overused ones!

Improving Word Choices

Your student will find alternatives for some overused, although more advanced, words.

Informal and Formal Writing

Here’s a worksheet on identifying and correcting informal language in sentences.

Informal or Formal?

This worksheet asks your student to determine if a sentence is written in a formal or informal style.

Formal to Informal: Make the Change

The Declaration of Independence is ready for your student’s modern translation!