Tired of your students always using the same simple adjectives and verbs in their writing? Help expand their vocabulary with this shades of meaning word sort and rainbow writing craft that's perfect for spring.
Kids analyze synonyms and put them in order from weakest to strongest based on their shades of meaning. They record the results of their word sort on their cloud and rainbow craft. The clouds and rainbows not only look bright and cheery hanging in the classroom, but they are also a great visual for students to refer to when they want to use more advanced vocabulary.
This resource comes with 36 sets of synonyms for the word sort, answer keys for ordering the words from weakest to strongest, and a template for the rainbow craft complete with directions for the teacher. The cloud template comes with 2 options (cloud with text or blank cloud).