Vocabulary Activities-Semantic Gradients

Vocabulary Activities-Semantic Gradients
Vocabulary Activities-Semantic Gradients
Vocabulary Activities-Semantic Gradients
Vocabulary Activities-Semantic Gradients
Vocabulary Activities-Semantic Gradients
Vocabulary Activities-Semantic Gradients
Vocabulary Activities-Semantic Gradients
Vocabulary Activities-Semantic Gradients
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Are you looking for a meaningful vocabulary activity? I recently discovered this wonderful vocabulary strategy.

Semantic Gradients (I know it sounds like a large word, but the activity is simple to include in your lesson plans and will have a lasting impression on your students‘ vocabulary)

  • Helps to develop vocabulary and comprehension skills
  • Extends knowledge of words
  • Helps students make connections and think about word relationships
  • Helps teach shades of meaning
  • Students use language to construct meaning
  • Helps students practice synonym and antonym skills

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Through this vocabulary activity, students are talking about words, decoding words, making connections to known words, learning new words, expanding their vocabulary, and using reasoning skills with peers.

Teachers may prepare a list of words ahead of the lesson or they may let the students work together to brainstorm a word list. The words are based around opposite concepts such as large and small or cold and hot.

With this product, I provide you with 16 lessons. However, I also provide you with a blank template if you would like to create your own words or a class list. These lesson may be used in small groups or independently. Personally, I plan to use the lessons in small groups because I want my students to talk about the words and the shades of meaning of each word.

Students are to work in groups and place the words on the strip. 

The words may be placed:

Smallest to largest/ largest to smallest/ coldest to warmest/ quietest to loudest/ happiest to saddest/ fastest to slowest/ etc. 

The main goal is for the students to be able to explain WHY they decided to place the words on the strip. 

I provide you with a model lesson plan and 16 word list,

Students will need scissors, glue, and a large strip of paper.

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Total Pages
24 pages
Answer Key
Does not apply
Teaching Duration
40 minutes
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