Shades of meaning
This assessment includes synonyms with different shades of meaning. The first five questions requires students to choose a more descriptive word for an underlined word. The next five questions focus on which word is stronger/weaker in a group. The last part requires students to sort a group of words from weakest meaning to the strongest meaning word.
This activity is a great way to reinforce the CCSS: Shades of Meaning. This pack includes: ~Teacher Set up Directions ~Student Center Direction Sheet...just print, post and VOILA! ~12 sets (6 pages) of autumn colored leaves with Shades of Meaning words ~3 programmable autumn leaves pages ~12 Autumn Tree Mats ~1 programmable autumn tree mat ~Student record sheet ~Answer
Small Group or Independent Center or Station Activity, for use during guided reading, featuring Shades of Meaning. Students read a set of words. Write them in order from least to most. Next are prompted to use one of the words in a sentence.
Do your students need to develop their vocabulary around describing character feelings? Is it hard for your students to come up with the right word to describe how they feel or are you tired of hearing "mad, sad or happy?" This is the tool to move them past all of that!Using the varied shades of paint sample cards (like the ones from your local hardware store) I have created 20 cards in this pack (80 vocabulary words in all).