Sailing the Vocabulary Seas

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K - 3rd
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Arg! Let this pirate themed game help you target opposites and synonyms with your students.

As each pirate sails around the game board, s/he provides either an opposite or synonym prior to each turn. For each answer that's correct, the gem card is added to the treasure pile. The first pirate to land on the treasure chest earns all the gems in the pile. Play continues until there are no more gems or the session is over. The pirate with the most gems is the winner.

This product contains the following:

*game board

*game directions

*game pawns and directions on how to make them

*(12) Kindergarten level opposite gem cards

*(36) 1st grade level opposite gem cards

*(36) 2nd grade level opposite gem cards

*(48) synonym gem cards - appropriate for grades K - 2nd)

*(12) synonym gem cards featuring pirate terms (answer on cards)

*(12) blank gem cards to add more synonyms & opposites

*Common Core Standards that align with this activity

Cards are marked for easy sorting. Key for sorting is included in the packet.

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Created by LyndaSLP123

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Distinguish shades of meaning among closely related verbs (e.g., toss, throw, hurl) and closely related adjectives (e.g., thin, slender, skinny, scrawny).
Distinguish shades of meaning among verbs differing in manner (e.g., look, peek, glance, stare, glare, scowl) and adjectives differing in intensity (e.g., large, gigantic) by defining or choosing them or by acting out the meanings.
Distinguish shades of meaning among verbs describing the same general action (e.g., walk, march, strut, prance) by acting out the meanings.
Demonstrate understanding of frequently occurring verbs and adjectives by relating them to their opposites (antonyms).
Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., gaining the floor in respectful ways, listening to others with care, speaking one at a time about the topics and texts under discussion).


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