May 07, 2015

Triangles of Meaning {vocabulary activities)

a visual tool to make connections between word meanings

The majority of the students on my 3rd-8th grade caseload this year have an IEP goal related to vocabulary. We have spent a lot of time working on synonyms, antonyms, and multiple meaning words in an effort to help their speaking and writing skills become more advanced.


Visuals always seem to assist students to make sense of what we are talking about, and I found myself drawing this over and over again to show students a word might have more than one antonym:


This simple visual has really helped my students throughout this school year, so I decided to make something a little more permanent.


This packet contains 42 pages of hands-on activities to practice word relationships.

The Sorting Mats come in a variety of colors, and students use the Word Tiles to arrange sets of words on the mats so the relationships match the triangle. There are two levels of Word Tiles included.


Next, are the Task Cards! Again, two levels of difficulty are included. Students show understanding of word relationships by filling in the missing words on the triangles.



Finally, there are also Color by Relationship Mystery Patterns! Students read the pair of words in each box, decide how the words are related (synonyms, antonyms, or no relationship), then color the box according to the key to reveal the mystery pattern. There are five different patterns included, and each page provides 100 pairs of words to practice.


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11 comments:

  1. I can always use more activities to reinforce vocabulary. I love the visuals this tool uses.

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    1. Vocabulary is such a tricky area. I am always looking out for more materials too. Thanks for reading!

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  2. Every year my wants and needs seem to change! Currently, I could use more materials for my MH population..... and Velcro!

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    1. What is MH? Also, have you tried Aleene's Tack-It Over and Over glue? It's a glue that dries with a temporary bond, so you can reposition things again and again. The perfect replacement for Velcro and so much cheaper!

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  3. This is fantastic ---thanks so much!
    I need ideas for asking non-wh-questions such as "Can __? Do___? Isn't __?"

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    1. Great suggestion! Thanks for reading.

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  4. Right now most of my caseload is articulation but I am hoping next year that I will be working with preschoolers so I'll need all kinds of new materials then :)

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    1. I'm hoping to make the change back to preschool next year too. Love those little ones!

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  5. I'm a swedish school based SLP so unfortunately I can't use your material but I love to look at your blog to get inpiration for making my own material in swedish :) Thank you so much for all the ideas you give me!

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  6. I am starting a new job this summer so I am not really sure what kind of materials I will need. However, I just bought your articulation puzzles and I am in love! I would like to see more of them please!

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  7. I am starting a new job this summer so I am not really sure what kind of materials I will need. However, I just bought your articulation puzzles and I am in love! I would like to see more of them please!

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