Word Choices and Word Relationships Activity Sheets includes activities help students expand their vocabulary with synonyms, connotations, imagery, figures of speech, and specific types of word relationships.
The 12 Word Choices Activities give students practice recognizing and using various types of word choices including synonyms, words with different connotations, imagery, and figurative language. The activities are:
1. Near Synonyms - Choosing among words that mean nearly the same thing
2. Using Word Reference Tools - Finding vivid verbs and specific nouns
3. Using Word Reference Tools - Finding interesting adjectives and adverbs
4. Descriptive Writing Using the Five Senses - Sorting examples of imagery
5. Adding Imagery - Completing sentences with examples of imagery
6. Connotations and Denotations - Writing words with different connotations and explaining similarities and differences between words with different connotations
7. More Practice with Connotations - Identifying positive and negative connotations and listing words from most negative to most positive
8. Choosing between Homographs - Defining and writing with homographs
9. All About Personification - Identifying an writing examples of personification
10. Similes and Metaphors - Explaining and sorting examples of similes and metaphors
11. Using Similes and Metaphors - Completing similes and metaphors and rewriting metaphors as similes
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12. Onomatopoeia and Hyperbole - Illustrating examples of onomatopoeia and completing examples of hyperbole
The 13 Word Relationship Activities help kids use word relationships to acquire and use new vocabulary. Using these activities, students demonstrate understanding of ten different word relationships:
The activities include cutting and pasting, color coding, illustrating, writing word pairs, sorting, and recognizing word pairs in sentences. The activity sheets are designed with middle school and upper elementary students in mind and are perfect for kids who aren't aren't quite ready to tackle full analogies yet, or kids who need help understanding the concept and more practice with the different types of word relationships.
The Easel Activity is ready to use with answer boxes and directions already in place for student use.
These activities address the common core language standards regarding figurative language, word relationships, and nuances of word meanings.
For more resources on synonyms, word connotations, analogies, and more vocabulary skills see the vocabulary section of this store.
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