Synonym Posters & Shades of Meaning Activities

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2nd - 4th, Homeschool
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Use these synonym posters and shades of meaning activities in your writing center for students to reference! It will help teach them to show, don't tell in their writing with stronger word choice! I've also included show, don't tell lesson activities. Display these colorful synonym posters on your writing bulletin board so students can substitute weak words for stronger, more descriptive words!

Included in this resource:

  • 24 synonym posters - square, cohesive look with multiple words choices on each poster
  • Shades of meaning activity & guided - group activity for ordering shades of meaning words
  • 24 synonym library pocket bookmarks - add these into a library pocket for students to quickly access portable word lists to take to their seats to help them with their writing
  • “Splendid Synonyms” bulletin board title - letters to spell out the title for your bulletin board
  • Show, Don’t Tell activity sort - cooperative learning activity where students work in groups to place descriptive strips onto an emotion mat (for example, the description "red in the face" would be placed on the mat that says "Angry") - 8 total emotion mats with 32 descriptions to sort
  • Create A Creature writing activity - Give students one of the unfinished creature pictures to color and design. After, use the graphic organizer and writing paper to describe their creature.

Happy Writing!

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