What you need to know.
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As elementary teachers, we are always looking for and finding activities to teach English vocabulary to kids. We want our students to broaden and deepen their understanding and ability when reading, speaking, listening, and writing.
We know that when a student, especially an English Language Learner (ELL), can distinguish between the shades of meanings of related words, they are more precise and imaginative in their writing. This is a strong and proven way to increase vocabulary.
Shades of Meaning~
What does a Semantic Gradient look like?
How do you use a Shades of Meaning graphic organizer?
• Find synonyms for each of those words and order them to create your word list.
• Students then order the words to create a gradient or continuum.