Because I Said So!
The authors of The Adventures of the Bailey School Kids use many words to replace the word “said". Write each word on a slip of paper. Have students choose a slip of paper and write a sentence for it. This is a good time to practice the use of quotation marks!
Then have the students read the sentences to the class using the inflection appropriate to their word. For example, you would read it differently if you used the word “whispered" compared to the word "yelled".
Word List from Santa Claus Doesn't Mop Floors:
Moaned, hissed, whined, scolded, screamed, ordered, yelled, snapped, shrieked, squeaked, giggled, shouted, grumbled, groaned, announced, whispered, sputtered, complained, stammered