This package of Vocabulary Task Cards includes four sets of cards - Analogies, Connotations, Figurative Language, and Multiple Meaning Words in both the print and the Easel versions, for students to work with activities that take their vocabulary skills to the next level.
Each set includes thirty large cards designed for middle school and upper elementary students with a variety of activities. They work great for centers, stations, whole class games, group work, or individual review of specific content.
Here is what is included in each set:
Analogies Task Cards
These cards are all about solving and understanding analogies. The tasks include completing analogies, choosing the correct type of analogy from multiple-choice answers, identifying the correct type of analogy without assistance, illustrating analogies, and writing analogies. The cards provide practice with many different types of word relationships, including:
Cause and Effect
Part and Whole
Object and Action
Connotations Task Cards
This set provides students with a variety of practice exercises for the difficult concept of word connotations. Students practice recognizing the different nuances of word meanings and choosing words with just the right connotation. The activities include:
Connotation or Denotation?
Positive and Negative Connotations
Illustrate the Connotations
List in Order
Choose the Best Definition or Word
What Did They Really Mean?
Figurative Language and Imagery Task Cards
The topics in this set include similes, metaphors, personification, and hyperbole, and imagery of sight,sound, taste, touch, and smell.
There are cards about each individual type of figurative language and imagery as well as cards with mixed practice of all four types of figurative language and cards with mixed practice of all five types of imagery. The activities include identifying types of figurative language and imagery, explaining or illustrating the meaning of figures of speech, and completing and writing sentences with figurative language and imagery.
Multiple Meaning Words Task Cards
These cards introduce students to lots of multiple meaning words with a variety of activities. The cards provide a good selection of practice activities including:
Choose the meaning that fits the sentence.
Write multiple meanings.
Write meaning to fit sentence.
Search for multiple meaning words in sentences.
Illustrate the meaning.
Use word in two ways.
Search in paragraphs.
Choose the meaning that fits the picture.
Match sentences with word meanings.
Identify multiple meanings based on parts of speech.
This set of task cards addresses several Common Core reading and language standards. With the variety of activities, they can easily be used to work with students at a variety of skill levels or those who need to work on specific areas.
The Easel versions are ready to use with directions, answer boxes, and moveable pieces.
For more vocabulary resources including bundles for prefixes, suffixes, and and roots, see: Vocabulary.
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