Semantic gradients to support standards

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Not only do I love this post featured on The Teacher’s Lounge on using semantic gradients in the classroom, but I am crazy about the great big teacher-created visual captured in the photo. This idea and resources by Lori Wolfe featured here are intended to be used in elementary classrooms, but this same activity could be used in both middle and high school. This would be a fun and worthwhile departure from reviewing and illustrating words and their definitions and can give students an opportunity to talk about word choices, associations, and understandings.

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