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 I love to decorate during the holidays, so when I saw some paper holiday lights hanging outside one of the classrooms in my school  I got an idea. . . Shades of Meaning Holiday Lights!



Shades of meaning are the subtle differences between synonyms.  One word may be perceived  as being more powerful  or gentler than another.

Give each student 6 lights.   I   recommend pre-cutting if you can.  Just make sure not to cut off the black tab.  Give the student a target word.  For each word  have the students  state three synonyms, with increasing shades of meaning.



If you want to separate the synonyms you can use the included ornaments. Sorry there are no pictures with the ornaments, the idea to use them hit me after I had already made the first strand.  Write the target word on the ornament and then the synonyms on the lights. Continue that pattern for your strand.  Once students  have finished writing their words, they may decorate their bulbs and ornaments ( if you used them ).  Have students put some glue on the back of the black tabs of the lights  and the hooks of the ornaments. Fold the tabs and hooks  over a piece and yarn or ribbon  and hang!


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Hey there! I’m Maureen Wilson, a school-base SLP who is data driven and caffeine powered. My passion is supporting other pediatric SLPs by teaching them how to harness the power of literacy and data to help their students achieve their goals…without sacrificing time they don’t have.

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