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Ready, Set, SCOOT! Synonym Vocabulary Game

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 1 page | Grades: 1 - 3

Build vocabulary and recognition of synonyms with a fun game of Synonyms Scoot!

Expand Vocabulary With Synonym Games

Synonyms are words that have the same or very similar meanings. They are essential in reading and writing because they help expand students’ vocabulary and improve their language skills. Synonyms are also an excellent way for students to learn about the relationships between words and how to use them to express their ideas and thoughts effectively.

One way to boost your students’ vocabularies is to use gamified learning strategies to get them up, moving, and engaging with the content. This resource download consists of TWO differentiated sets of synonyms cards for use when playing the game of SCOOT! 

Differentiated Activities for English Language Arts 

  • Set One – This set of cards is best for use with younger students, as it provides a visual stimulus on each card to assist each student with identifying the word shown. This set has 24 cards, along with a recording sheet and key.
  • Set Two – This set of cards is best for older students or students with stronger reading skills and higher-level vocabulary. These cards only present the content using words. This set includes 24 cards, a recording sheet, and a key. 

Scaffold + Extend Your Synonym Games.

Support students who need help understanding the concepts by providing visuals like a synonym anchor chart or a synonyms poster. Students can also practice using their dictionary skills by looking up words they do not know. 

Challenge fast finishers who understand the concepts to use each set of synonyms in a sentence. 

Before You Download

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This resource was created by Samantha Rose, a teacher in Florida and Teach Starter Collaborator.


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