Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Shades of Meaning

Shades of Meaning - Synonyms

I love this work with synonyms - it is a great way to get students thinking about their word choices in both their writing and everyday conversation.

Some ideas for use:

  • classifying the degrees of meaning of each synonym
  • play charades or password
  • allow children to choose 2 - 3 words for sentences or stories
  • as a group create sentences and switch synonyms to see how each modifies the sentence