See Synonym Poster
Encourage your students to use words other than ‘see’ in their writing.
Use this poster as stimulus for your students. Print it out in A3 or larger and display it in your classroom.
He can see his house from here: detect, spy, set eyes on, recognise, identify, glimpse, note, notice, spot, mark, observe, pick out, catch, behold,perceive, distinguish, clock, sight, watch, view, make out and discern.
He went to see his grandma: bump into, encounter, pop in, stop by, visit, drop by, meet, call and come by.
He could see the clues: grasp, dig up, comprehend, understand, catch on to, ascertain, eye-ball, recognise, identify, eye, determine, work out, perceive, check out, peg, figure out, fathom, confirm, enquire, appreciate, follow, realise, envisage, learn, investigate, cotton-on, discover, consider, picture, deduce, discern, establish and check.
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Common Core State Standards alignment
Grade 1 > English Language Arts Standards > Language > Vocabulary Acquisition and Use > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.1.5 > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.1.5.D
Distinguish shades of meaning among verbs differing in manner (e.g., look, peek, glance, stare, glare, scowl) and adjectives differing in intensity (e.g., large, gigantic) by defining or choosing them or by acting out the meanings.
Grade 3 > English Language Arts Standards > Language > Vocabulary Acquisition and Use > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.3.5 > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.3.5.C
Distinguish shades of meaning among related words that describe states of mind or degrees of certainty (e.g., knew, believed, suspected, heard, wondered).
Grade 4 > English Language Arts Standards > Language > Vocabulary Acquisition and Use > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.5 > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.5.C
Demonstrate understanding of words by relating them to their opposites (antonyms) and to words with similar but not identical meanings (synonyms).
Grade 5 > English Language Arts Standards > Language > Vocabulary Acquisition and Use > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.5.5 > CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.5.5.C
Use the relationship between particular words (e.g., synonyms, antonyms, homographs) to better understand each of the words.
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