Shades of Meaning Activities

Instructor: Kristen Goode

Kristen has been an educator for 25+ years - as a classroom teacher, a school administrator, and a university instructor. She holds a doctorate in Education Leadership.

Shades of meaning can be a difficult concept for young students to understand. In this lesson plan, students will be involved in a variety of different activities that will reinforce their understanding of shades of meaning.

Shades of Meaning

One of the best ways to help students understand the concept of shades of meaning is to engage them in activities that encourage use of multiple modalities. The following activities will encourage students to use visual, auditory, and kinesthetic skills as they work together to build their understanding of this concept. Each activity, intended for use with lower elementary students, is specifically designed to encourage active learning.

Circle of Synonyms

Materials: drawing paper, crayons or colored pencils, use of whiteboard or document camera

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