Shades of Verb Meanings Lists and Worksheets

Related ELA Standard: L.K.5.D

Core Standard

When words have similar definitions, even though they are very different words, they can give the reader a feeling of a different mood or emotional level. We refer to this as a different shade of meaning. For example you could say, "I am happy that it is my birthday today." If we wanted to Jack up the sentence, we could replace "happy" with "delighted" and the emotional state of the reader was completely changed. These worksheets build on this concept and have students work on bolstering your messages.









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