This activity has been designed to enhance student understanding of vocabulary through the use of synonyms as per the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). It can be used as both a direct instruction activity or as skill practice at a literacy station or reading center.
The purchased document contains a synonym match-up sheet and synonym group cards with matching sentences. Each sentence uses a word that corresponds to the words in the synonym group. The preview document contains a partial example of one synonym group and its cards.
The cards can be cut and used by each student or printed on cardstock, laminated, and used cooperatively by a small group prior to the student completing a corresponding activity. I have used these during a period of synonym practice where the students work collectively to match the synonym groups with the corresponding sentences, then complete the student sheet independently (or with a partner, if necessary). Additionally, I have used this activity as part of a vocabulary literacy station.