I created this fun, introductory mini-lesson for teaching Synonyms. After introducing and briefly discussing the meaning of synonyms and sharing some examples, the teacher can use this activity and worksheet!
Teacher Directions: Print onto colored cardstock, laminate and cut out cards Keep in a zip-lock bag to be reused year after year!
Mini-Lesson: After you discuss the meaning of synonyms and give a few examples, pass out 24 cards to students. Take out pairs for lesser amounts of students. Have a teacher hold a card for an odd number of students. Pass out cards face down. On the count of 3, have students walk around the room to find their synonym match. Students should stand with their partner. Go around the room and have each pair read aloud their synonym match. Record all synonym pairs on the board. To follow-up this activity, complete the “Synonym Smileys Matching” worksheet.
Also check out my synonym pairs matching worksheet, also available in my TPT store. I also have a Springtime Synonyms and Snowman Synonyms Center.