Shades of Meaning
: Are you studying the use of weaker to stronger words in language arts? Maybe you are introducing shades of meaning or your students need a review. If so, your students will enjoy this fun shades of meaning word search!! If your students are like mine, they love these.
In this shades of meaning puzzle, words are found forward, backward, up, down, and diagonal. I would consider it on the challenging side since students are looking for words in all directions. Keep this in mind if choosing to use it with third graders.
I use word searches to introduce vocabulary or concepts, or even just give it as morning work. They are also great to use in writing. Perfect for a sub, too. Have your students pick some of the words from the list to use in their writing activity. Also, they can be used as a literacy center where you have students show how to use a set of synonyms in differing ways based on how strong or weak they are. Use this shades of meaning word search however you would like in your classroom.
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The words included in the word search are:
thin, scrawny, bony
worn, old, ancient
smirk, smile, beam
nibble, eat, devour
bad-looking, ugly, grotesque
smart, brainy, brilliant
All 18 words are found in the puzzle. Plus, an image is given to represent each word.
For more creative lesson ideas, click on 'elementary lesson plans' by my picture above.