Give each student a copy of a fairytale. Have your students highlight words that can be replaced with synonyms. They can use a dictionary if they need, or a thesaraus. The students rewrite the fairytale taking out the overused words and replacing them with synonyms. It gives the fairytales a new twist. After the students rewrite their new version-fairytale, they underline the new words and illustrate it. They have a lot of fun, and you will see their creative side also.