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.
Shades of Meaning Freebie from Sparkling in Second on TeachersNotebook.com - (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!
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.
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!