Create ✨engagement & support✍ for ELLs and visual learners with these animal themed task cards for synonyms and antonyms that include matching labeled photos. This center challenges students to read clues, determine the described antonym or synonym, and record their answers on 1 of 2 differentiated levels of student response sheets
. Photos are included to match to each ELA task card and are used to support students and further differentiate the activity to meet student needs.
: The labeled photos also make beautiful ELA word walls that students love using!
My energetic students love when I tape these task cards around the room to let them MOVE while reviewing synonyms and antonyms.
Antonyms & Synonyms included for the following words:
These 10 Synonyms and Antonyms task cards require students to read closely and use clues to determine their answer, which integrates the reading skill of making inferences, which means students practice 2 skills at once! (Woohoo! High-5! ✋)
2 Ways to Play
1. Less support: Search the Room
Post the cards around the room. Independently or in pairs, students locate task cards, read the clues carefully to determine which word bank word is being described, and record their answers on their leveled answer document. (For added support, students can carry the labeled photos with them to refer to as needed.)
2. More support: Stationary Center
Provide students with the task cards and photographs of the answers. Students match the picture cards with the task card descriptions and record their answers on the leveled response sheet.
This activity is based on 4th grade ELA standards.
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