Many of the words we use to express our emotions have shades of meaning. For example, someone can feel mad—or they can feel upset, angry, or furious. In this resource, children draw from a vocabulary word bank to match familiar emotions like “happy” or “sad” with synonyms that express these emotions in various levels of intensity, sorting them from least to most extreme. Then they'll use their creativity to design four original emojis! Designed for fourth, fifth, and sixth graders, this Shades of Meaning worksheet helps learners develop and sharpen their language and vocabulary skills.