Shades of Meaning and Synonyms Vocabulary Lessons

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Use this interactive lesson to teach vocabulary skills while practicing synonyms and word choice. Choosing appropriate words helps students improve vocabulary choice for their writing. Guided and independent practice exercises for synonyms and shades of meaning are included.

Watch as an animated flower grows petals (synonyms) for a target word. The presentation is interactive and allows students to use the Flower Organizer provided for duplication.

Synonyms are introduced as words that have the same or similar meaning, but not exact meaning. Then students are introduced to the idea that synonyms are used to improve writing and are given exercises to substitute a word with an appropriate synonym.

Of course, that leads to a discussion of shades of meaning and what is an appropriate synonym substitution. The presentation continues with the concept of shades of meaning. A paint sample strip is used as a metaphor to illustrate the shades of meaning between similar words. Students practice with 3 exercises using the Paint Sampler provided for duplication. Example sentences are given to show the student how the intensity of the words increases as shades of meaning go deeper (the shades on the paint strip go darker).

*****Includes 7 Printables! One of them can be used as an exit ticket.*****

Download the PREVIEW and see the product (please note that the PREVIEW is in PDF format, so you will not be able to see the animations).

Please Note: This is a zipped file containing 2 PowerPoints. The first PowerPoint is the original using the Bubblegum Sans font. Instructions for downloading the font are included. The second PowerPoint is the same presentation but using the Helvetica font which is a default font for PowerPoint. Feel free to use either one. Also included in the zip file are the 7 printables in PDF format for easy printing, as well as, the Presenter's Notes.

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Total Pages
33
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
45 Minutes

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Shades of Meaning and Synonyms Vocabulary Lessons
Shades of Meaning and Synonyms Vocabulary Lessons
Shades of Meaning and Synonyms Vocabulary Lessons
Shades of Meaning and Synonyms Vocabulary Lessons
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