Students are given a “paint chip” and 4-5 stimulus words, either verbs or adjectives. They must put the words in order from weakest (lightest shade) to strongest (darkest shade). Fill-in-the blank worksheets are included. The final two pages are a gesture game to reinforce meaning.
Targets Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.2.5.b
Distinguish shades of meaning among closely related verbs (e.g., toss, throw, hurl) and closely related adjectives (e.g., thin, slender, skinny, scrawny).