Synonyms Have Shades of Meaning: Cut and Paste Activities
This resource includes five cut and paste activity sheets designed to help students practice determining shades of meaning among synonyms.
Great for literacy centers or word work!
Common Core Standards addressed: *CCS.1.L.5b: Distinguish shades of meaning among verbs differing in manner (e.g., look, peek, glance, glare, scowl) and closely related adjectives differing in intensity (e.g., large, gigantic) by defining or choosing between or by acting out the meanings *CCS.2.L.5b: Distinguish shades of meaning among closely related verbs (e.g., toss, throw, hurl) and closely related adjectives (e.g., thin, slender, skinny, scrawny)
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