Shades of Meaning Worksheets

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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 1st grade and 2nd grade kids demonstrate a basic understanding of shades of meaning with these shades of meaning matching activities. Match each set of words to a word that has a similar meaning.

Matching Words with Similar Meaning
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Ordering Words From Weakest to Strongest

Watch practice snowball from ecstatic to euphoric with these shades of meaning activities for 3rd grade and 4th grade kids! Order each set of adjectives so that the weakest is at the lowest rung and the strongest at the highest.

Ordering Words From Weakest to Strongest
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Completing Sentences with Stronger Words

Appease children's appetite for excellence in shades of meaning with a printable set for 5th grade, which stands out with a shades of meaning definition. Choose the stronger word and complete each sentence.

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Writing the Missing Word with Similar Meaning

Let grade 4 and grade 5 kids develop an affinity for word meanings and relationships drawing on these shades of meaning exercises, where they find a similar-meaning word to complete each set of words.

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Completing the Shades-of-Meaning | Verbs

Delight as kindergarten and grade 1 kids add to their understanding of shades of meaning with these worksheets that task them with thinking of and writing three words that have a similar meaning to each verb given.

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Shades of Meaning | Adjectives

Say hello to our shades of meaning worksheets pdf, suitable for wordsmiths in grade 2 and grade 3! Find two words that are similar in meaning to each adjective and look for the words in the box at the bottom.

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