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Free printable 'Shades of Meaning' Shades Synonyms for common words. Help children understand how some words are more powerful (deeper coloured) and expand their vocabulary. Also includes blank shade cards so children could find their own synonyms for different words.


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Use Paint Strips for a "Shades of Meaning" synonym activity... 2nd Grade Common Core objective!


Shades of Meaning Freebie from Sparkling in Second on - (3 pages) - A fun and engaging, cut/paste/sort for shades of meaning. It will help the students visually see the way to level similar words by intensity!

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Shades of Meaning Vocabulary Practice

Your students will benefit from a fun and interesting way to learn the concept of shades of meaning. Students listen to a story (included) that uses words that are synonyms but have different shades of meaning (e.g. sleep, doze, cat nap, siesta, nap, snooze). As they listen to the story, they put down a word card on the thermometer to indicate intensity (or in this case, temperature) of meaning. When done, the words will be in order from "freezing" to "boiling" on the thermometer.

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Shades of Meaning Sorting Mats

Need new synonym activities? Grab these shades of meaning mats and illustrated synonym word cards. These activities made a great literacy center for all my 2nd graders and were especially helpful for my ELLs!

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Shades of meaning

FREEBIE!! Shades of meaning

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Shades of Meaning (Synonyms)

These Common Core aligned cut and paste activities are a great way for 2nd graders to practice shades of meaning! I used this as an assessment too too.


Free vocabulary printable for working with synonyms and shades of meaning | Around the Kampfire