Shades of Meaning: Christmas Themed Word Work

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There are multiple ways to use this Christmas themed shades of meaning activity!

There are 15 sets of word cards with and without numbers. There is also a blank set of cards to add your own words to. A recording sheet is also included.

The words are synonyms with varying degrees of intensity. Use as few or as many of the numbered sets as is appropriate for your students’ needs.

Literacy Centers/Word Work - Have the students categorize the words by meaning and then sort the words along the continuum ending with the strongest, most intense word.

Writing - Students can find “boring” words in their writing and use a thesaurus, along with a blank string of lights, to find more specific words to enhance their writing.

Whole Class/Group Activity - Choose one set of words at a time and allow students to discuss and determine the order in which they would sort the words along the continuum.

This resource is identical to my Shades of Meaning product.

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Shades of Meaning by Michaela Almeida is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
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20 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts, including using adjectives and adverbs to describe (e.g., When other kids are happy that makes me happy).
Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate conversational, general academic, and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal spatial and temporal relationships (e.g., After dinner that night we went looking for them).
Choose words and phrases to convey ideas precisely.
Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.


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