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Shades of Meaning: Pre-made Vocab Activities for Secondary ELA

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Need a “shades of meaning” activity with higher rigor? Want variety in teaching connotation or synonyms? Need an activity that uses more “secondary” words?

This customizable set of activities provides everything you need to do MANY different variations on shades of meaning (or, as I call them, “synonym scales”). They are all great discussion starters and were intentionally designed with challenging word sets.

This 9-page download includes:
• Templates for 5 versions of the “shades of meaning”: 2 independent versions, 1 partner activity, 1 whole-class activity, and 1 teacher vs. student activity.
• Follow-up analysis questions for students to complete AFTER the activity ends
• 20 sets of word banks to plug into the word banks of each activity! (160 words total)
• A list of 15 more ways to customize or implement the assignments

WAIT! This item is INCLUDED in my Vocabulary Epic Bundle for Secondary ELA. Check it out to save big on a YEAR of vocabulary!

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