Free Analogies for Grades 7-10

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6th - 10th, Homeschool
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Word analogies are one of the most effective ways to build vocabulary while simultaneously developing critical thinking skills. Unlike vocabulary activities that require students to memorize word definitions, word analogies develop a deep understanding of a word meaning by exploring the relationships between words. When students form logical connections between words, they create a mental network of ideas, which deepens understanding and increases retention. While solving word analogies, students are contextualizing the words as they search for word relationships.

When students work with analogies, they...

•expand and deepen their vocabulary.

•understand the relationships between ideas and words.

•recognize and understand multiple-meaning words.

•think critically and apply logical reasoning.

•learn to decipher word meanings based on context.

•build a network of understanding that improves retention and aids future learning.

What is included:

10 word analogies for each level:That is a total of 40 word analogies. These have been expertly crafted using Tier Two words for the respective grade levels.

Note: There are no grade level labels (you will only see “Level X”) on these materials, which means you can use them with any grade.

Leveled Printables: The included printables are provided in four different formats to allow you to deliver the exact level of support your students need.

Teaching Notes: Tips, tricks, and instructional rationale are provided for every component.

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Total Pages
12 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use the relationship between particular words (e.g., synonym/antonym, analogy) to better understand each of the words.
Use the relationship between particular words to better understand each of the words.
Distinguish among the connotations (associations) of words with similar denotations (definitions) (e.g., bullheaded, willful, firm, persistent, resolute).
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Analyze nuances in the meaning of words with similar denotations.


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