Shades of Meaning Discussion Cards

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Shades of Meaning Discussion Cards
Shades of Meaning Discussion Cards
Shades of Meaning Discussion Cards
Shades of Meaning Discussion Cards
Grade Levels
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Common Core Standards
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Use these prepared cards to prompt discussion among students about the nuances of words. Once your students understand the concept of shades of meaning, they are ready to practice with synonyms. These cards can be used in partners, small group or whole group.

How it Works
Given a card with three synonyms that vary in shades of meaning, students ask their partner or group questions using one of the target words. The questions are printed on the cards in order of intensity of meaning of the synonyms. The questions are mostly open ended and are designed to elicit expanded responses. Each student(s) listens and responds to the questions. This gives students the opportunity to practice using synonyms and their shades of meaning in real discussions with their peers. Discussions should probably be modeled first by the teacher so that discussion expectations are clear.

What's Included
Twelve cards are included with a blank master to add your own words and questions. No answer key is provided as discussions are open ended. The cards can be rotated among partner groups or small groups so that opportunities for practice are available for all the words. The words selected are aligned to common core suggestions of states of mind, verbs and adjectives.

Tips for use:
Use whole class initially until students are comfortable with the format.
Students can create their own discussion cards using the blank sheets. This is an opportunity for older students to complete a mini project by making a set of discussion cards.
Laminate the cards for future use.

A sample page of Shades of Meaning Version 2.0 is included!

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Thanks for downloading and as always, feedback and suggestions welcomed!

Check out the 2.0 Version: Shades of Meaning Discussion Cards 2.0
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Total Pages
10
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
30 Minutes

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Shades of Meaning Discussion Cards
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