This product contains 20 pairs of synonym cards (40 words total.) Each card has the word as well as the word in context.
There are several options for how to use these cards:
-As a whole group activity, each student gets a card and needs to find the classmate who has the matching synonym. Play as a practice or review game, a brain-break, or a way to find partners for another activity (i.e., if Student A gets 'tidy' and Student B gets 'neat,' they are now partners!)
-As an individual or small group activity where students look at all the cards and make pairs, or turn them upside-down and make pairs in a memory game.
-Students can also focus on the context clues, identifying what the clues are on each card. Synonym work also helps students to distinguish shades of meaning between words.
A master sheet shows all the correct synonym pairs.
The cards are targeted toward 3rd-5th grade students. The level of vocabulary varies for the synonyms, to be inclusive of reading and language levels.
Students learn synonyms, vocabulary, and context clues. The variety of possible activities offer inter-personal and oral language practice.
Have some fun while working with language!