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Mar 11, 2012

We're Wild About Synonyms

This week week we are going to get ... "WILD ABOUT SYNONYMS"!

Why? Well... Late last week, I went absolutely WILD when I saw Nikki's "Where the Wild Things Are" inspired clip art - which I purchased from her ETSY store. And...of course, I couldn't wait to use it!

Since our focus this week in our Imagine It program is Synonyms -I created a 15 page literacy-center activity that includes 80 word cards that match-up to create 40 different synonym pairs, two different styles of recording sheets: one where students must locate both words, then pair and record; the second, lists one of the words and students must find the match and record the answer, and an answer key.  I titled the activity: We're Wild About Synonyms.

I haven't yet decided if I will use the cards in a pocket chart, post around the room, distribute a card to each child and have them find their matching partner, or have the students place the cards face down to play a synonym concentration game... but whichever we have time to do ... I am certain that my first graders are going to GO WILD for SYNONYMS! This activity is available now in my TPT store.

And...just because you sailed by my little blog, I have included a FREEBIE for you! Grab yours HERE.


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    1. Thanks for stopping by and leaving another sweet comment... Also, I wanted to let you know I added a freebie after you sailed through.

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    1. Thanks for leaving a comment... They always fill my bucket! Also, I wanted to let you know I added a freebie after you sailed through.

  3. Thanks for the freebie. My kinders will love this! :)

  4. Thank you for the freebie. Love, love, Where the wild things are. Such a great book.

  5. Another adorable unit! This will make good practice for my kiddos before that big state test!

  6. Thanks for sharing this cutie!

  7. this is so in my wishlist for when we get there :)

    ♥ Jen
    The Teacher's Cauldron

  8. I love your blog and your theme. :) I gave you some awards. Check them out: http://saylorslog.blogspot.com/2012/03/versatile-blogger.html


  9. Hi Debbie, I want to add your pirate packets to a pirate resource post. Can you send me your email address by emailing me at EricaBohrer@gmail.com? Thanks so much. BTW your Where the Wild Things Are Synonyms Unit is adorable.

  10. Hi Debbie, I am just dropping in to let you know I am a follower and I love Maurice Sendak books and have for a LONG time.....

    Deb at Fabulously First

  11. So absolutely adorable!!


  12. Thanks for sharing this! I really like your blog. Just found it through pinterest.

  13. Such a cute way of teaching synonyms.

  14. Very cute, thanks for the freebie! My room theme for next year is going to be "Where the Wild Things Are" so this is perfect!

    Jennifer @ Herding Kats In Kindergarten

  15. This is such a cute idea and I just love the theme!