Year-Long Synonym Bundle
1) 40 Synonym Posters (8 1/2" x 11")
Choose the synonyms you want to teach your students this year. Introduce a pair of synonyms for each week of the school year. Display your synonym poster on your word wall for easy reference.
Some of the synonyms I have created posters for include:
happy - glad
angry - furious
brave - courageous
neat - orderly
question - inquire
shout - scream
fair - honest
wrong - inaccurate
right - accurate
stop - finish
create - design
lazy - inactive
huge - enormous
helpful - caring
2) 40 Mini Synonym Words & Synonym Vocabulary Journal
Keep your students working on synonyms and learning new vocabulary all year. Students will use their synonym vocabulary journals each week and tape a mini version of the synonyms you taught them. Students will create their own sentences using those words each week to help them understand the meaning of the words.
3) Two Synonym Memory Matching Games
A great opportunity for students to learn how to use a thesaurus. Two levels of synonym memory games, both designed to teach students new synonyms. Level 1 uses basic synonyms while Level 2 would be an excellent enrichment activity for your students that are great writers and need to learn some new words to incorporate into their writing. Each memory game has 36 words / 18 pairs of synonyms to match up.
Some of the synonyms used in both levels include:
begin - start
bad - horrible
afraid - frightened
unhappy - sad
angry - mad
pretty - beautiful
elaborate - interpret
plot - scheme
meander - dawdle
ruin - extinguish
serene - aloof
sinister - corrupt
4) 15 Printables
Choose from 15 printables. Different types of activities to meet the different needs of your students.
Synonym Spinners: Three different levels to meet the needs of your students. Students use the spinner and land on a word. Look the word up in a thesaurus to learn more about the word and record the synonyms for the word you landed on.
Using Synonyms in Context: Two levels. Students read a sentence. Based on the two words in the ( ) students will replace the synonym in the sentence with the correct synonym in ( ).
Students look at three words and identify the word that is not a synonym with the other two words.
Five fun activity pages great to use in vocabulary centers.
Rotten Apple - Identify the "rotten apple" the word that is not a synonym with the other two words.
Beach Ball Synonyms - find the matching beach ball and surfboard that are synonyms and color the two the same.
Baseball Synonyms - find the matching baseball and bat that are synonyms and color the two the same.
This is an excellent resource to use all year long for vocabulary development. Activities and printables are on different levels. Great resource for your ELL students that are learning new language.
Teacher's Game Plan