Shades of Meaning Worksheets

  1. Worksheets >
  2. Language Arts >
  3. Shades of Meaning

Snicker and cackle your way through our free, printable shades of meaning worksheets and learn the small, subtle differences between words like "laugh", "chuckle", and "giggle"! When you "love" your dog, it's fairly good; but when you step it up with a stronger word and "adore" your dog", not only does your love for the dog find a new shade of meaning, but the dog feels more precious than ever. Our shades of meaning worksheets pdf with answers explore this buzzworthy concept with a band of activities like matching and ordering adjectives based on intensity, and much more.

These worksheets are suitable for kindergarten, grade 1, grade 2, grade 3, grade 4, and grade 5.

CCSS: L.K.5.D, L.1.5.D, L.2.5.B, L.3.5.C, L.4.5.C, L.5.5.C

Matching Words with Similar Meaning

Help children in 1st grade and 2nd grade demonstrate a basic understanding of shades of meaning with this shades of meaning matching activity. Let the young word masters match each set of words to a word that has a same/similar meaning.

Matching Words with Similar Meaning

Ordering Words From Weakest to Strongest

Watch practice snowball from ecstatic to euphoric with this part of our shades of meaning activities for 3rd grade and 4th grade kids! Order each set of adjectives in such a way that the weakest word is at the lowest rung and the strongest at the highest.

Ordering Words From Weakest to Strongest

Completing Sentences with Stronger Words

Appease children's appetite for excellence in shades of meaning with a printable worksheet for 5th grade, which stands out with a shades of meaning definition. Choose the word that packs a higher punch from the parentheses and complete each sentence.

Completing Sentences with Stronger Words

Writing the Missing Word with Similar Meaning

Let kids in grade 4 and grade 5 develop a greater understanding of the nuances of word meanings as well as word relationships drawing on this shades of meaning exercise, where they find a similar-meaning word to complete each set of words.

Writing the Missing Word with Similar Meaning

Completing the Shades-of-Meaning | Verbs

Delight as kindergarten and grade 1 kids shout and scream in joy while they add to their understanding of shades of meaning with this worksheet that tasks them with thinking of and writing three words that have a similar meaning to each verb given.

Completing the Shades-of-Meaning | Verbs

Shades of Meaning | Adjectives

Say hello to our shades of meaning worksheet pdf, suitable for the little wordsmiths in grade 2 and grade 3! Find two words that are similar in meaning to each adjective here. Look for the words inside the word box at the bottom of the sheet.

Shades of Meaning | Adjectives