Are you looking to teach your students the different shades of meanings of words? This is a great activity or perfect for hanging around the classroom and creating a word wall.
Students learn about shades of meaning by arranging the words from weakest to strongest.
Shades of meaning are words that are nearly the same meaning.
At the end of this PDF are blank color templates for you to create your own additional shades of meaning. (Take a screen shot and then copy and paste it into a new word document. Then add a text box into each color and personalize it to meet the needs of your own students).