Shades of Meaning Task Cards | Semantics Task Cards

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This colourful set of 32 Shades of Meaning Tasks Cards helps students to understand the words can have the same meaning but vary in their level of strength and intensity. Print and laminate these Shades of Meaning task cards for regular use!
This set of 32 Shades of Meaning Tasks Cards features:
  • The first 12 task cards require students to choose the word with the strongest meaning from three options.
  • The next 12 task cards requires students to order four words according to their intensity.
  • The final 8 task cards require students to choose a stronger synonym for the underlined word.
  • Student recording sheet
  • Answers
  • Shades of Meaning definition poster
Why Teach Shades of Meaning and other aspects of Semantics?
The meanings of words and the relationships of words are referred to as semantics. A reader’s breadth and depth of vocabulary contributes to reading achievement.
  • As the primary goals of reading and writing are determining and communicating meaning, it is important for students to understand the meanings of words and how words function in sentences.
  • As the majority of words in English have multiple meanings or shades of meaning, it is necessary for the reader to be flexible in determining the author’s intended meaning of a word within a sentence.

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