Ranking Words Vocabulary Activity (freebie)

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Students work in pairs to rank groups of vocabulary words from mildest to most extreme. Students must identify (define) words orally, then qualify the words.

For example, students may rank "heat words" (tepid, warm, boiling, scorching). This lesson can be adapted to fit a variety of grade levels. It is a great activity to use while editing writing samples to avoid overusing words and is perfect for helping students understand shades of meaning.

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4th Grade Common Core Standards

Lesson Plan

Extension Suggestions

Sample Answer Key (many combinations possible)

20 Word Groups (7-9 related words per group)

vocabulary, shades of meaning, synonyms, antonyms, word work

Total Pages
9 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
40 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.


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