Shades of Meaning Reading Activity - Word Study - Ways to Say a Word - Synonyms

Grade Levels
2nd - 5th
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Help students focus on synonyms and shades of meaning with this activity. Designate this as a center to help students practice shades of meaning. Students will simply put the words in order on the template from least intense to most intense. Can be used as a task card box center, or for less prep, print worksheets and place in sheet protectors. 16 sets of words included.

*This resource aligns with the IRLA's White Level Power Goals*

This resource was not created by, but aligns with, American Reading Company's IRLA

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.


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