Vocabulary station activity: context clues practice. Can take this and turn it into a paragraph: "I think ____ means ____. One piece of evidence to prove this is _____. Also, from the text, I know that _____. As you can see, I think ___ means _____." Just enough to give them the basics of a paragraph.
Enhancing Vocabulary | Shades of Meaning: Start with an okay word and use a thesaurus to identify 8 synonyms. Have students circle 3 of the synonyms in varying degrees of strength. Fill up the remaining paint-swatch boxes with the varied synonyms, building up.