Tired of your students always using the same simple nouns, verbs, and adjectives in their writing? Help expand their vocabulary with these shades of meaning writing crafts that are perfect for fall, winter, and spring. This download includes templates for three craftivities: a fall tree, a Christmas tree, and rainbow.
Kids analyze synonyms and put them in order from weakest to strongest based on their shades of meaning. They record the results of their word sort onto their tree and rainbow crafts. Not only do these make for great bulletin boards, but they are also a helpful visual on the wall for students to refer to when they want to use more advanced vocabulary during independent writing.
All resources come with:
- 24-36 sets of synonym boxes for the word sort
- Templates for the crafts complete with directions for the teacher
The fall and winter versions also come with bulletin board headings.