Use this activity to build your student’s vocabulary and language usage. Have your students arrange the common adjectives at the top of the table, then mix up the synonyms into one pile. Students can work individually, but pairs are more effective, where one student may not know a word, the other will. Some of the words may fit under more than one common adjective. Have your students place the synonyms under the “best fit” common adjective. There are 10 synonyms for each of the 10 common adjectives.
It can also be printed and used as a word wall or decrease the size of activity when printing and have students cut out synonyms and paste them into a journal or onto a piece of paper.