Synonym Stars
(visual/kinestheticSynonym)

Have children look up long i words such as bright, find, shine, and nice in their Thesaurus. Ask them to draw a night sky filled with stars. Have them write the entry words and their synonyms on the stars. Children then trade papers with a partner and see if their partner can draw lines connecting each entry word and its synonyms. Partners then choose a group of three synonyms and write sentences for the words on sentence strips. Have them cut the strips apart into word cards and reassemble them, interchanging synonyms when possible.
word cards





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