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Synonym Game Board – Level 1

Synonym Game Board - Level 1

Knowing a variety of synonyms can be important for your students who are working on increasing their vocabularies. This print-and-play game board is a fun way to practice naming synonyms. For a variety of other printables that use these level 1 words or for more difficult level 2 and level 3 synonyms, see the related materials […]

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Cluster Reduction Sentence Fill-Ins

Cluster Reduction Sentence Fill-ins

This interactive activity is a wonderful way to work on eliminating cluster reductions. The picture for the word that completes the sentence (the target word) is first picked from two choices, indicating an awareness of the difference in meaning between the two minimal contrast pair words.  Next the student places the picture into the sentence […]

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Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? Activity for Teaching Onomatopoeia

Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? Activity for Teaching Onomatopoeia

Dr. Seuss is known for using zany, creative words in his stories. In Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?, Dr. Seuss opens our ears to the sounds around us. Besides being fun for your students, you can use this book as a wonderful language learning opportunity that teaches about “onomatopoeia,” a type of figurative language. […]

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Synonym Dominoes

Synonym Dominoes - Includes 3 Word Levels

Here’s another game to play with your students to get them a lot of practice with synonym pairs. The synonym dominoes are divided by level (from easy to difficult) and correspond to the other materials available for each level (see links below). You can have your students play competitively as explained below, or you can […]

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Who Has…? Game Cards for Synonyms

Who Has...? Game Cards for Synonyms

Here’s a great way to practice and check your students’ ability to identify synonyms. Mix up and pass out the cards to your students. Each of the game cards has an answer (e.g., I have huge.) and then a question (e.g., Who has a synonym for nice?).  A student reads the question at the bottom […]

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Name It – Synonyms

Name It - Synonyms

If you are looking for a challenging vocabulary game for your older students, this may be just what you need! This game has students thinking of as many synonyms as possible for each word given. The higher the vocabulary level of the word they come up with, the more points they get! The students can […]

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