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Hi! I am trying to teach what the word "extremes" means. We have discussed a few examples--like with weather--it was being very hot one day to very cold the next, great hardships can lead to great successes, etc. Does anyone have any lesson or worksheet to go with this? Every time I try to search, it just brings me to extreme weather conditions, and I don't want my students to just relate this word to weather. Thank you!


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Old 10-14-2019, 03:35 PM
 
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Extreme anger or extreme happiness.
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Have you ever done vocabulary
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using "shades of meaning?"



When we talk of "tired" words and encourage them to be more descriptive, it helps to rate words or put them in sequence. You could do that and then point to the two ends and indicate they are the "extremes" or extreme opposites. Maybe?

Or make of a continuum of feelings from hate to indifference to love or similar opposites and point out the extremes...
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Old 10-14-2019, 04:48 PM
 
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Show internet photos of very poor places next to photos of very rich ones.

Have the kids whisper, then shout.

Explain the bell curve.

Also, if both are good sports, have the tallest kid and the shortest kid in the class stand next to each other.
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Marble, baseball, beachball (or exercise ball)

Sizes of drinks at McDonalds (or Starbucks)

Weight of a baby, a child, a sumo wrestler

College tuition at a community college, a state university, an Ivy League school

Full moon, half moon, no moon

Rainfall amounts in desert, plains, rain forest

Lengths of time in finishing a marathon (someone broke 2 hours this week!)

Some of these would also tie in beautifully with math. When there are a number of data points, the extremes are the high and the low. The median is usually about halfway between, although it's actually the middle number. (If you want to see a visual representation, look up box-and-whisker plots.


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Old 10-15-2019, 02:38 AM
 
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Rainforest vs. desert (extremely wet vs. extremely dry compared with an average American town).
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Show how much money people can save when they use so many coupons.
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