Additional Shades of Meaning Resources
Click on the link under the photo to go to the free color words word wall.
One great way to introduce the concept of shades of meaning is by using different shades of color. Try using this free color word wall to introduce shades of meaning to your students.
Print out all the words for various shades of one color. For example, midnight blue, colbalt, indigo, Duke blue, federal blue, Yale blue, denim, oxford blue, sky blue, and azure. Have students organize these colors from the darkest shades to the lightest shades.
Use this as an analogy that many words can be organized by similar valuables from stronger to milder meanings.