Posted by: clarken | March 7, 2011

hiss, stutter, gasp!

Here is the list of the (better than) said words we collected today when we read Stellaluna by Janell Cannon.

crooned, squeaked, chirped, babbled, hissed, cried, thought, warned, sighed, stuttered, murmured, gasped, whispered.

Don’t forget to pay attention to said words in your reading (and conversations!) this week. Share any new words you find with the rest of us by leaving a comment below.  

Click HERE to have Stellaluna and some other amazing stories read to you!



  1. Hello you wonderful Grade three people and Mrs Clarken,
    What a great idea to focus on many other words to use instead of ‘said’. It makes your stories so much more interesting for your audience. I really like to collection of alternatives you found in ‘Stelluna’. I love the idea of being able to listen to people read a series of very popular stories.
    Enjoy your week.
    Mrs Scanlan- New Zealand

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