Pre-Relay Color List Assignment 

DUE: Wednesday, Sept. 8 (This homework is your ticket into class tomorrow.)

You have been assigned one basic color.  You must also choose another color from the following basic color list:

red, yellow, white, pink, green, blue, purple, black, brown

For each of your colors, make a list of 8-10 "synonyms" for that color.  Use the work we did together on the color "orange" as an example of what to do.

  • Your "synonyms" can be actual words that mean the same color (e.g., "tangerine" is a synonym for "orange"), OR

  • they can be things that are universally known to be that color (e.g., "basketball" or "sunrise" for "orange"), OR

  • they can be specific adjectives to more clearly describe your color (e.g., "burnt orange").

DO NOT make a list that includes the following:

  • Your synonyms should not include generic words like "light" (as in "light orange") or "dark," "medium," "pale," etc.

  • Your synonyms should not include other colors like "red orange" or "yellow orange."

 A suggestion:  Try to be as creative as possible.  The more interesting your synonyms, the better.  Use a thesaurus and a dictionary.