Enjoy these activities to help teach the skill Shades of Meaning to your students.

Shades of Meaning Anchor Chart
Shades of Meaning Anchor Chart
Advanced Colors Word Wall

Advanced Colors 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. Example that many words can be organized by similar valuables from stronger to milder meanings.




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