Have you ever been in a situation where you just couldn't think of the word? Maybe you needed an ingredient for a dish or an item from a hardware store. How did you get it? Did you ask for help? Did you gesture with your hands to describe the size and shape, describe the texture or color, explain what it would be used for?
If you did any of those things, than you were engaging in circumlocution - talking in circles. We use it all the time to make ourselves understood, which is why I have an entire bulletin board dedicated to this idea in my classroom. (Available in Spanish, French, and English!)
him to spit out his initial ideas without worrying about the perfectionism of writing. I taught him to go back and read what he dictated and edit, explaining that writing should sound more formal than speech. He was so happy with how easily it worked and relieved that he was able to finish his work so quickly!
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