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The card sort and cloze procedure activities in this pack help KS2 children understand the subtle differences between verb synonyms so that they can use them accurately in their own writing.

This primary resource pack includes:

  • Verb synonyms worksheet
    Each page contains synonyms for a different word or phrase, such as ‘walked’, ‘ran’ and ‘said in disagreement’, and children need to fill in the blanks in sentences using the synonyms where they fit best.
  • Verb synonyms answer sheet
  • Verb synonyms word cards
    Printable PDFs to cut out and use
  • Teacher notes

What is a synonym?

A synonym is a word or phrase that means exactly or nearly the same as another word or phrase.

Synonym examples

  • Nice and kind
  • Big and large
  • Tiny and minute
  • Quick and fast
  • Smelly and stinky
  • Thrilling and exciting

National Curriculum English programme of study links

Students will learn how words are related by meaning as synonyms and antonyms [for example, big, large, little].

  • Powerful verb cards - provided in sets for children to sort in ways they are able to explain (e.g. from 'least intense' to 'most intense'
  • Powerful verb cloze procedure worksheets
  • Powerful verb cloze procedure answer sheets
  • Teacher notes

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