Although your students probably already know several sets of examples of opposite and like words, the terms synonym and antonym are a little confusing for young learners. The synonyms exercises below will give students examples that help them identify synonyms in a passage with ease. Even after students understand what synonyms and antonyms are, determining meaning using context cues exercises will help solidify their understanding of passages.
The prefix "syn-" means "together," so it makes sense that synonyms are words that mean the same, or that are similar to another. Learning synonyms is a great way to add variety to writing, without the help of a thesaurus! Navigate the nuances of synonyms and antonyms with our synonyms exercises. Practice picking out the synonym from a sentence and matching up sentences that have the same meaning. We don't have just regular old multiple-choice quizzes, either -- your student can select the synonym right from the sentence for interactive fun. All of our online exercises are written by education experts with student interaction experience, and are based on national curriculum standards, so no matter what, you can be sure we know what we're talking about. Pair our synonyms exercises with more language learning like prefixes and suffixes to boost written and speaking skills. Synonyms, antonyms, prefixes, and suffixes -- we've got it all at Education.com.