There are many ways you can use these in your class: in a literacy center, early finish box, whole class activity, one a day for morning/bell work… there are so many options! Included in this packet are 32 task cards and an answer key. There are 4 cards per sheet. Simply cut the cards and laminate for continued use. All graphics are from Lovin’ Lit and Luckyfrog Lilypad and are used with permission
Your students will benefit from a fun and interesting way to learn the concept of shades of meaning. Students listen to a story (included) that uses words that are synonyms but have different shades of meaning (e.g. sleep, doze, cat nap, siesta, nap, snooze). As they listen to the story, they put down a word card on the thermometer to indicate intensity (or in this case, temperature) of meaning. When done, the words will be in order from "freezing" to "boiling" on the thermometer.