Includes two units plus a review game! Each unit provides practice with five (or six) words and synonyms over four activity pages. Units are comprised of:
• activity 1: Hidden Synonyms: Students read clues from three synonyms and their shades of meaning. Embedded in definitions are boldface letters to unscramble that spell a commonly overused word.
• activity 2: Synonym Substitution: Students supply an interesting synonym for the bracketed common word to complete a cloze sentence. Then students select one of their answers to use in an original sentence and illustration.
• activity 3: Crossword Puzzle
• activity 4: Student-Made Word Cards
• review game
Unit 3 Overused Words: give, go, take, think, want
Unit 4 Overused Words: boring, get, like, nice, very
Grades 4 - 8