Common Core Standards:
Each of these ”Shades of Meaning” bookmarks have the same format.
1. Given a vocabulary word, students use a thesaurus (hard copy or online) to find 5 synonyms.
2. Next, students order the words based on the strength of their meaning. (The more specific the meaning, the stronger the word)
3. Students write their ordered words in terms of strength from weakest to strongest in each colored shade.
These can be laminated (if you choose), or just printed out for the students. They can be placed in a folder or clipped together for students to use during their writing and other opportunities.
8 different “Shades of Meaning” colors are provided
These “Shades of Meaning” bookmarks can be used for word work, homework, literacy centers, and more.