The website Vocabulary.com has many features that writing teachers can use to bolster their teaching.
For example, the section called Choose your words gives pairs of word that look or sound similar. It’s a good place to find general words to use for yes-no-why collaborative vocabulary work, a technique that addresses several ELA goals simultaneously.
For example, one of the Choose your words items begins with this question: “If your teacher offered you a choice between an intense course or an intensive one, which one would you choose?” That word choice question would slip perfectly into the yes-no-why format.
Thanks to my Twitter friends Catherine Hibbard, @WritingTrainer, and Tom Guadagno, @DailyEngHelp, for prompting me to look at the vocabulary.com site.