August 21

Synonyms

We have been learning more about synonyms.  We defined synonyms as words with the same meaning.  Good readers and writers learn and use synonyms.

I try to anchor all mini-lessons with good literature.  We read I Knew a Librarian Who Chewed On a Word.  We listened for all the different synonyms for ate and listed them on our anchor chart.  Finally, each of the children added a pair of synonyms.

I also explained that some words are worn out, such as nice, look, and like.  I created a visual for them by placing those words on our garbage can.  When we write, we will try to think of synonyms for those words to make our writing more powerful.


Posted August 21, 2012 by pbright2 in category Reading, Writing

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