We all know how important a student's vocabulary is to their success. This hands-on partner activity increases and improves your students vocabulary. Students often use general words in their writing or when describing a character, especially Santa.
This activity takes the word 'happy', and provides synonyms that the students have to place in order of least happy to most happy. Students have discussions about the words and have to support their thinking. There are two levels of words so you can differentiate your teaching.
Based on common core standards; determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific vocabulary, determine or clarify the meaning of unknown words, consult reference materials- digital and print, engage effectively in collaborative discussions.