Vocabulary Work - For the activity, I tossed vocabulary words in a lunch bag. Kids flicked the game spinner, then pulled out a word. Once they had their word, the fun began! Students act, draw, rhyme, or define their word. They might also have to put it in a sentence, name what part of speech it is, or give a synonym or antonym for it. It's a game of chance!

Vocabulary Game: Make a bag full of vocabulary words, have students draw one, then spin above spinner and do the resulting activity. All kinds of word fun!

Using paint strip samples ... I think I will use this with my french fries . . . have the kids find synonyms for some of their overused words.

Focusing on Words with Multiple Meanings Shades of Meaning- Use paint samples to talk about word meanings.The similar shades of paint chips can symbolize the similar word meanings in a tactile learning activity.

E is for Explore!  Vocabulary Roll--take vocab words out of a hat, roll the dice and then act the word, draw it, define it, rhyme something with it, or give a synonym/antonym for it.  Fun!

I was inspired by Bainbridge& Vocabulary rock & roll, so I made my own. Toss your vocab. words in a paper lunch bag. Have kids roll a die.

18 common Words & What You Can Use Instead (Infographic)

Still not sure which word to use? Choose a picture and take a look through the many choices! This graphic has excellent pictures to go with the information and I think that really help gets the point across. Anna comments: expansion of vocabulary

Synonym/Antonym TIC TAC TOE  Cool idea from ehow: Replace X's and O's with synonyms and antonyms in the classic game TIC TAC TOE. One player thinks up synonyms for the given word. Player two has to come up with antonyms. Great way to expand kids' vocabulary!

Replace X's and O's with synonyms and antonyms in the classic game TIC TAC TOE. One player thinks up synonyms for the given word. Player two has to come up with antonyms. Great way to expand kids' vocabulary!

100 Ways to Say "Good" - If you need or want support for your fitness goals, you need to start by supporting others. Learn how to say GOOD! #Fitness Matters

Writing tips: 100 ways to say 'good.' We can add this to our classroom graveyard of words that have been laid to rest.

Fabulous word activity- definition, synonyms, antonyms, fraction of vowels and consonants

Vocabulary Worksheet- Fabulous word activity- definition, synonyms, antonyms, fraction of vowels and consonants

Lessons with Laughter: Reading & Writing Notebooks

Reading & Writing Notebooks

Lessons with Laughter: Reading &Writing Notebooks. New Covers! - Used this this year. Great source - Made smaller ones and laminated them into my students writing folders.

We have been exploring "shades of meaning" aka synonyms for the last week to spruce up our writing. First we read this book:   The...

We have been exploring "shades of meaning" aka synonyms for the last week to spruce up our writing. First we read this book: The...

This is part two in a vocabulary building series on Comprehension Connection. Check out this adorable freebie and others as well as great vocabulary ideas for synonyms and antonyms in this post.

Vocabulary Ideas to Whooot About Part 2...Synonyms and Antonyms

A colorful activity that lets students explore the use of synonyms to help "paint" a better picture when writing. Includes templates for studen.

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Diving Deep for Synonyms & Antonyms Powerpoint & Test Prep This 21 slide PowerPoint presentation will take your students to the majestic ocean as they explore understanding synonyms and antonyms. The presen.

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