Nuances Worksheets - Shading Your Vocabulary

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Nuances - Shading Your Vocabulary!

Help your students learn to demonstrate their understanding of word relationships and nuances in word meanings!

Two sets of worksheets are provided in this product.

Students make value judgments about the words and rank them according to their level of strength. Students extend their thinking to higher-order levels as they strategize, synthesize, analyze, and evaluate.

The answers are not considered right or wrong. The important assessment is in the thinking the student puts into the choices and the ability to defend the ranking with a logical explanation.

Working cooperatively on this activity as a whole class or small group will encourage students to raise their thinking to high levels and will expose them to various ideas and will stimulate auditory as well as visual learning. Therefore, we want to emphasize the importance of allowing students to discuss their choices with a partner, a group, or the whole class in the beginning. Then gradually release them to work independently as they build their confidence and skill in thinking through the connotations of these words.

The lists of synonyms provided match the lists in our ELA: Nuances – Shades of Meaning in a Rainbow of Words product, also located in our Classy Colleagues store here:
Using these two products together will make it even easier to stimulate thinking because students can employ tactile senses by manipulating the cards.

We have included a blank template as well for teachers who choose to create additional sets of synonyms.

Teachers will use a variety of presentation methods for this activity. Some will project a page onto a whiteboard and have students complete the activity in a notebook Others will distribute paper copies, either to each student or to each group, and have students write on the worksheet. Use your creativity to determine how this can serve your needs best!

We hope you enjoy using ELA: Nuances – Shading Your Vocabulary!
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