Sunday, February 23, 2014

Synonyms & Nursery Rhymes

Hello again! It's Christy from Teaching Tales Along the Yellow Brick Road. I hope that you are enjoying this blog; I know I enjoy checking in and seeing all of the wonderful ideas posted daily! 

This last month, I started teaching a vocabulary intervention group and I thought I'd share a quick activity that my students enjoyed! 

Part of this intervention time has been spent working with dictionary and thesaurus skills. To put some of our skills to work, we took nursery rhymes and altered them by finding synonyms to replace some of the more 'boring' words within them. Students then created a poster showing their new-and-improved nursery rhyme renditions. 

They looked good and gave students a chance to use their thesaurus skills. A win-win!

Hey Diddle Diddle
Row, Row, Row, Your Boat

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

Hey Diddle Diddle
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star
On a slightly unrelated note, if you are planning ahead for St. Patrick's day, I have a couple of freebies in my TPT store for both primary and upper elementary. Click on the picture to see these holiday themed math freebies.

Hidden Number Activity

Rounding and Coloring Activity

I hope that you have a wonderful week!


  1. Such a fun idea for synonym use! Thank you for sharing it and your freebies. :)

    1. You're welcome! I hope you've found something you can use!

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    1. So glad to hear it! You are very welcome! :)

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    1. You're welcome! I hope you can try it out in your classroom too!

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