Two sets of activity sheets to help students expand their vocabulary. With Word Choices
kids recognize and use various types of word choices including synonyms, words with different connotations, imagery, and figurative language. With Word Relationships
they learn ten specific types of word relationships. Altogether there are twenty-five activities.
includes these activities:
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
Fun with Words
12. Onomatopoeia and Hyperbole - Illustrating examples of onomatopoeia and completing examples of hyperbole
teaches kids specific word relationships that will prepare them for solving analogies more easily later. The activities include cutting and pasting, color coding, illustrating, writing word pairs, sorting, and recognizing word pairs in sentences as they work with these word relationships:
The activity sheets are designed with upper elementary and middle school kids in mind,and they support language standards for word relationships, figurative language, and understanding nuances in word meanings.
For more vocabulary activities including analogies and affixes see the Vocabulary Section
of this store.
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