This activity is all about the meaning of words.
How many synonyms can you think of for the word beautiful?
Remember that a synonym is a word with the same, or a very similar, meaning.
Read the first section of a biography below.
In a picturesque village in the heart of England, there lived a talented and kind-hearted toymaker named Clara Everwood. She was recognised far and wide as the creator of the most enchanting toys in the world. These toys were sunshine to many children. Her toy making journey began with a heart full of dreams and imagination. Her passion led her to create popular toys, which would capture the hearts of children all over the country.
Can you find a word in this paragraph meaning the same as stunning?
The village is described as picturesque.
This means it’s a good-looking and stunning village.
When you are asked to find and copy a word from the text, make sure you only write one word as your answer!
Look at this line from the story:
In a picturesque village in the heart of England, there lived a talented and kind-hearted toymaker named Clara Everwood.
Can you think of a word which could replace heart in this sentence so that it has the same meaning?
There were lots of possible answers here, but you may have come up with centre or core.
In this activity, you’ll continue to read this biography and answer questions about the meaning of words. Use clues in the sentences to help you work out their meanings.