I use these interactive notebook Halloween word sorting activities to give my students some fun practice with word relationships, nuance, and connotations. I use one a day for 5 days leading up to Halloween and Dia de los Muertos. If I use two, I use one for the bellringer and one for the exit task. For my classes that don't use interactive notebooks, there's half page worksheets for the students to write their lists. Notebook paper or even scrap paper will do the trick, too.
The PPT is editable so you can change/add words or pictures if you like.
This sorting activity gives the kids practice with the concepts of nuance
(small differences in the meaning of words), synonyms
, and word relationships
To use it, just show the presentation to the class. There's a slide with instructions. Once they understand what to do, show a slide and let them go to work sorting the synonyms.
I like this activity because there's no right or wrong way to do it. The idea is for students to just spend time thinking about the words and sorting them the way they think they should be.
The PowerPoint is editable.
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Spooky Synonyms and Other Word Relationships - Presentation, Quiz, and Activity
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