Small Group or Independent Center or Station Activity, for use during guided reading, featuring Shades of Meaning. Students read a set of words. Write them in order from weak to strong. Next are prompted to use one of the words in a sentence.
This activity has 6 words in each set.
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Shades of Meaning
2 Recording Sheet
Instructions on how to Assemble the Center
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Shades of Meaning # 1
Shades of Meaning, Multiple Choice
This resource addresses Common Core Standard L.5
L.5 (3rd-5th) Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships and nuances in word meanings.
*Distinguish shades of meaning among closely related verbs (e.g., toss, throw, hurl) and closely related adjectives (e.g., thin, slender, skinny, scrawny). 2nd grade
*Distinguish shades of meaning among related words that describe states of mind or degrees of certainty (e.g., knew, believed, suspected, heard, wondered). 3rd grade
*Demonstrate understanding of words by relating them to their opposites (antonyms) and to words with similar but not identical meanings (synonyms). 4th grade
*Use the relationship between particular words (e.g., synonyms, antonyms, homographs) to better understand each of the words. 5th grade
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