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  • Jessica Gardner

    Have the students make their writing "more colorful" by using paint strips. Write a boring adjective at the bottom of the paint strip on the most boring color. Give each student a paint strip and they can use a thesaurus or a word wall to think of "more colorful" words for their strip. Put the best word on the brightest part of the strip. Hang all of their strips on the door and they can use those words to help "make their writing colorful!" In addition to original description on this I saw at last years Autism Conference in Atlanta where one of the speakers suggested using this as a way to get students with Asperger's Syndrome or high functioning Autism. They would take a group of words that meant the same thing and with the student they would put higher intense word at the top and then the lower intensity words lower down on the paint sample. There was no right or wrong since really this is up for interpretation but it helped them to understand different ways people might say things. Ex; Pretty, Beautiful, Gorgeous, Attractive

  • Caroline Petters

    Shades of meaning with paint chips - Write a boring adjective at the bottom of the paint strip on the most boring color. Give each student a paint strip and they can use a thesaurus or a word wall to think of "more colorful" words for their strip. Hang all of their strips on the door and they can use those words to help "make their writing colorful!"

  • Abby Cardenas

    Absolutely LOVE this idea for language arts!!!

  • Sandy Herbert

    Have the students make their writing "more colorful" by using paint strips. Write a boring adjective at the bottom of the paint strip on the most boring color. Give each student a paint strip and they can use a thesaurus or a word wall to think of "more colorful" words for their strip. Put the best word on the brightest part of the strip. Hang all of their strips on the door and they can use those words to help "make their writing colorful!" Another neat paint chip idea. :-)

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