This activity has been designed to enhance student understanding of vocabulary through the use of synonyms as per the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). It can be used as both a direct instruction activity or as skill practice at a literacy station or reading center.
The purchased document contains four (4) synonym match-up sheets and 4 sets of 7 synonym group cards with matching sentences. Each sentence uses a word that corresponds to the words in the synonym group. The preview document contains a partial example of one of the four sheets and cards.
The cards can be cut and used by each student or printed on cardstock, laminated, and used cooperatively by a small group prior to the student completing a corresponding activity. I have used these as four separate weeks of synonym practice where the students work collectively to match the synonym groups with the corresponding sentences, then complete the student sheet independently (or with a partner, if necessary).