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Learning objective name

Learning ObjectiveName _____________________

Today, we will use synonyms to determine1 the meaning of words.

1 figure out

CFU

What are we going to do today?

What does determine mean? Determine means ________________.

Activate (or provide) Prior Knowledge

CFU

Students, you already know that different words can have the same or similar meanings. These words are called synonyms. Today, we are going to use synonyms to determine the meaning of words.


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Concept Development

A synonym is a word that has the same or similar meaning as another word.

• Synonyms can be used to replace2 words with the same meaning.

• We can use words around the synonym to find its meaning.

2 put in place of

Examples:

same

same

similar

My teacher is exciting. He is fun because he makes us laugh.

Not an example of synonyms:

CFU Write a synonym to replace the word “pretty” in the sentence.

The picture is pretty.

Which is an example of synonyms? How do you know?

Which is not an example of synonyms. How did you know?

A huge, big B huge, tiny

On your whiteboard, write another synonym for beautiful. Write a synonym for big.

In your own words, what are synonyms? Synonyms are _________________________________.


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Skill Development/Guided Practice

A synonym is a word that has the same or similar meaning as another word.

• Synonyms can be used to replace words with the same or similar meaning.

Use synonyms to determine the meaning of words.

Step #1: Read the sentence, carefully looking at the bolded word.

Step #2: Identify3 the word(s) that helps determine the meaning of the bolded word. (underline)

Step #3: Identify the correct synonym for the bolded word. (circle)

Step #4: Write and read the synonyms.

3 find (synonym)

1. My dog is fearful. He is scared of everything.

A smartB braveC fearlessD afraid

Write all the synonyms: ________________ ________________ ________________

2. Mary is very clever. She is very bright and always receives good grades.

A shortB lazyC smartD funny

Write all the synonyms: ___________________ ___________________ ___________________

3. I was too drowsy to go out to play. I was sleepy because I had weeded the whole yard.

A sadB excitedC tiredD bored

Write all the synonyms: ___________________ ___________________ ___________________

4. My mom is very thoughtful. Everyone knows that she is a kind person.

A busyB caring C meanD unhappy

Write all the synonyms: ___________________ ___________________ ___________________

5. This coat looks bulky on me; it is so big!

A largeB just rightC greatD small

Write all the synonyms: ___________________ ___________________ ___________________

6. I was elated with my birthday present; Mom knew that I’d be overjoyed to get a new bicycle.

A happyB disappointedC angryD bored

Write all the synonyms: ___________________ ___________________ ___________________

fearful

scared

afraid

clever

bright

smart

drowsy

sleepy

tired

thoughtful

kind

caring

bulky

big

large

elated

happy

overjoyed

CFU

(#2) How did I/you identify the word(s) that helped determine the meaning of the bolded word?

(#3) How did I/you identify the correct synonym for the bolded word?


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Relevance

A synonym is a word that has the same or similar meaning as another word.

• Synonyms can be used to replace words with the same or similar meaning.

1. Using synonyms to determine the meaning of words will help you figure

out the meaning of unfamiliar words.

2. Using synonyms to determine the meaning of words will help you replace over-used

words in our writing.

3. Using synonyms to determine the meaning of words will help you do well on tests.

The tidiness of her room was proven when her mom walked in and said, “Oh my! What a clean room!”

Tidiness means clean.

The big dog lives in a big house.

The big dog lives in a huge house.

CFU

Does anyone else have another reason why it is relevant to use synonyms to determine the meaning of words? (pair-share) Why is it relevant to use synonyms to determine the meaning of words? You may give me one of my reasons or one of your own. Whichreason is most relevant to you? Why?


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A synonym is a word that has the same or similar meaning as another word.

• Synonyms can be used to replace words with the same or similar meaning.

Skill Closure

Use synonyms to determine the meaning of words.

Step #1: Read the sentence, carefully looking at the bolded word.

Step #2: Identify the word(s) that helps determine the meaning of the bolded word. (underline)

Step #3: Identify the correct synonym for the bolded word. (circle)

Step #4: Write and read the synonyms.

  • Mom knew that I’d be delighted to get a new bicycle. I really was glad to get it.

  • A happyB sadC angryD lazy

  • Write all the synonyms: ___________________ ___________________ ___________________

  • 2. The man was furious with the boys. He was extremely mad at them for knocking over the trash cans.

  • A happyB sadC angryD disappointed

  • Write all the synonyms: ___________________ ___________________ ___________________

delighted

glad

happy

furious

mad

angry

Constructed Response Closure

Why are these words not examples of synonyms?

Summary Closure

What did you learn today about using synonyms to determine the meaning of words? (pair-share)


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Independent PracticeName_____________________

A synonym is a word that has the same or similar meaning as another word.

• Synonyms can be used to replace words with the same or similar meaning.

Use synonyms to determine the meaning of words.

Step #1: Read the sentence, carefully looking at the bolded word.

Step #2: Identify the word(s) that helps determine the meaning of the bolded word. (underline)

Step #3: Identify the correct synonym for the bolded word. (circle)

Step #4: Write and read the synonyms.

1. I thought the ice cream was delicious. My friends also thought it was yummy.

A oldB grossC tastyD cheap

Write all the synonyms: _________________ _________________ _________________

2. I found the books dull. Jennifer also found them boring.

A longB not interestingC funD exciting

Write all the synonyms: _________________ _________________ _________________

3. Please mend the gate; repair it so the dog won’t get out.

A openB tear downC fixD break

Write all the synonyms: _________________ _________________ _________________

4. The car’s collision with the truck was a bad accident.

A crashB driver C speedD van

Write all the synonyms: _________________ _________________ _________________

5. My friend was infuriated over his failing grade. I’d never seen him that angry before.

A glad B very madC sad D careless

Write all the synonyms: _________________ _________________ _________________

6. I was terrified to travel alone, but Dad said I should not be frightened.

A happyB excitedC scared D calm

Write all the synonyms: _________________ _________________ _________________

delicious

yummy

tasty

boring

not interesting

dull

mend

repair

fix

accident

crash

collision

infuriated

angry

very mad

scared

frightened

terrified


Learning objective name

Periodic Review 1Name_____________________

A synonym is a word that has the same or similar meaning as another word.

• Synonyms can be used to replace words with the same or similar meaning.

Use synonyms to determine the meaning of words.

Step #1: Read the sentence, carefully looking at the bolded word.

Step #2: Identify the word(s) that helps determine the meaning of the bolded word. (underline)

Step #3: Identify the correct synonym for the bolded word. (circle)

Step #4: Write and read the synonyms.

1. My dad and I created a bird house. We made it from wood and painted it green.

A broke B destroyed C built D smashed

Write all the synonyms: _________________ _________________ _________________

2. My math teacher omitted one problem. We were happy that he removed it.

A added B deletedC countedD included

Write all the synonyms: _________________ _________________ _________________

3. The baby felt secure in his mother’s arms. He felt safe from all harm.

A scared B crowdedC protectedD uncomfortable

Write all the synonyms: _________________ _________________ _________________

4. My cat is lean. He is very skinny because he doesn’t eat very much food.

A active B fatC bigD thin

Write all the synonyms: _________________ _________________ _________________

5. Edward is mighty. He looks like he lifts weights every day to be strong.

A smart B powerfulC skinnyD fat

Write all the synonyms: _________________ _________________ _________________

6. Rescuers will continue with the search. They will carry on until they find the dog.

A finish B waitC go onD stop

Write all the synonyms: _________________ _________________ _________________

created

made

built

omitted

removed

deleted

secure

safe

protected

lean

skinny

thin

powerful

mighty

strong

continue

carry on

go on


Learning objective name

Periodic Review 2Name_____________________

A synonym is a word that has the same or similar meaning as another word.

• Synonyms can be used to replace words with the same or similar meaning.

Use synonyms to determine the meaning of words.

Step #1: Read the sentence, carefully looking at the bolded word.

Step #2: Identify the word(s) that helps determine the meaning of the bolded word. (underline)

Step #3: Identify the correct synonym for the bolded word. (circle)

Step #4: Write and read the synonyms.

1. My kitten is so bashful that she is timid of many things, even her own shadow.

A braveB smartC shyD furry

Write all the synonyms: _________________ _________________ _________________

2. I was forlorn because of the weather. Rain always leaves me feeling sad.

A unhappy B sleepyC excitedD tired

Write all the synonyms: _________________ _________________ _________________

3. She fled the burning building so fast that she left without any of her belongings.

A enteredB escapedC stayed D locked

Write all the synonyms: _________________ _________________ _________________

4. The teacher clarified the test results. She described what they meant.

A explained B mixed upC tookD wrote

Write all the synonyms: _________________ _________________ _________________

5. The new fence is rigid. It is unbendable no matter how hard the cows lean on it.

A whiteB solidC movable D wooden

Write all the synonyms: _________________ _________________ _________________

6. The movie was dull. It was so uninteresting that I almost fell asleep halfway through.

A smart B funC boring D loud

Write all the synonyms: _________________ _________________ _________________

bashful

timid

shy

forlorn

sad

unhappy

fled

escaped

left

described

clarified

explained

rigid

unbendable

solid

dull

uninteresting

boring


Learning objective name

Periodic Review 3Name_____________________

A synonym is a word that has the same or similar meaning as another word.

• Synonyms can be used to replace words with the same or similar meaning.

Use synonyms to determine the meaning of words.

Step #1: Read the sentence, carefully looking at the bolded word.

Step #2: Identify the word(s) that helps determine the meaning of the bolded word. (underline)

Step #3: Identify the correct synonym for the bolded word. (circle)

Step #4: Write and read the synonyms.

1. He concealed the present so well that it was completely hidden.

A covered B wrapped C opened D showed

Write all the synonyms: _________________ _________________ _________________

2. The miniscule building was part of my small model train set.

A largeB openC houseD tiny

Write all the synonyms: _________________ _________________ _________________

3. The house has been vacant for a long time and will stay open until next year.

A emptyB filled upC paintedD lived in

Write all the synonyms: _________________ _________________ _________________

4. I accomplished my goal; I completed my science project on time.

A failedB droppedC finished D messed up

Write all the synonyms: _________________ _________________ _________________

5. The size of the town will increase and continue to grow.

A get largerB shrinkC stayD bad

Write all the synonyms: _________________ _________________ _________________

6. My mother is a fabulous baker. She does a wonderful job making cakes.

A horribleB greatC busyD bad

Write all the synonyms: _________________ _________________ _________________

covered

concealed

hidden

tiny

miniscule

small

vacant

open

empty

accomplished

finished

completed

increase

get larger

grow

wonderful

fabulous

great


Learning objective name

EDI – Cognitive, Teaching and English Learners Strategies


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