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  • Adel Feliciano

    Use when teaching synonyms. Especially over used words. Give each student a word and have them fill in paint chip with different words. Also helps kids use thesaurus. Great idea for a language arts center. Then hang in classroom and kids can use in their writings.

  • Jenna Marie

    Synonym Garden with paint chips. could do with word families!

  • Jamie B

    Synonym Garden - you can also make students categorize using paint samples. Promotes critical thinking skills that so many middle school students struggle with!

  • Alyssa Duffy

    synonym garden and other really good classroom ideas

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