Synonyms and Antonyms

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Third Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 5
Third Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 5
Workbook
Third Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 5
Week 5 of this independent study packet for third graders offers a stack of at-home learning opportunities in the subject areas of reading, writing, and math.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Fourth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 5
Fourth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 5
Workbook
Fourth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 5
This independent study packet for fourth graders offers Week 5 of our best at-home learning opportunities.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Emotion Charades
Emotion Charades
Lesson Plan
Emotion Charades
Help your ELs practice identifying how their peers are feeling to develop emotions vocabulary and support comprehension. It can be used as a stand-alone lesson or a support lesson.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Reading Closely
Reading Closely
Lesson Plan
Reading Closely
Young readers will love this story-filled reading comprehension lesson. It's packed with engaging exercises designed to help students become better at looking for details and annotating passages of text.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Vocabulary Quiz: Context Clues
Vocabulary Quiz: Context Clues
Game
Vocabulary Quiz: Context Clues
Sentence clues can help us identify the meaning of new words. Kids use this strategy to identify synonyms in this quiz game.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Game
Get Ready for Fourth Grade
Get Ready for Fourth Grade
Workbook
Get Ready for Fourth Grade
This summer-themed workbook prepares students to enter the fourth grade with the skills they’ll need, and includes practice with the core subjects of word study, math, reading and writing.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Vocabulary 1
Vocabulary 1
Guided Lesson
Vocabulary 1
Vocabulary development helps second graders advance their reading and writing skills. This guided lesson uses exercises and techniques targeted to building vocabulary. Kids will be tasked with using descriptive adjectives, distinguishing between similar verbs and adjectives, and using context clues to determine the meaning of a word phrase. For more vocabulary boosters, check out the worksheets that align with this lesson.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Reading for Comprehension: Cause and Effect
Reading for Comprehension: Cause and Effect
Worksheet
Reading for Comprehension: Cause and Effect
This cause and effect worksheet opens your child up to improved critical thinking abilities. Use this cause and effect worksheet to focus on story structure.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Second Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 5
Second Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 5
Workbook
Second Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 5
Get Week 5 of our independent study packet resources for second graders.
2nd grade
Fine arts
Workbook
Texting: Shades of Meaning
Texting: Shades of Meaning
Game
Texting: Shades of Meaning
Happy, thrilled, delighted! In this shades of meaning game, kids identify common synonyms that are grouped together.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Game
Fourth Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 4
Fourth Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 4
Workbook
Fourth Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 4
Week 4 of our Fourth Grade Fall Review Packet features five more days of diverse learning activities designed to prepare students for their fourth grade year.
4th grade
Social studies
Workbook
Fourth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 4
Fourth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 4
Workbook
Fourth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 4
Fourth graders tackle math riddles, reading, science and more in this comprehensive week 4 packet.
4th grade
Social emotional
Workbook
Antonym Crossword Puzzle
Antonym Crossword Puzzle
Worksheet
Antonym Crossword Puzzle
Try a crossword puzzle where all the answers are opposites of their clues!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Word Meaning 1
Word Meaning 1
Guided Lesson
Word Meaning 1
This year, third graders will be taking their vocabulary to new heights and exploring such concepts as metaphor, simile, hyperbole, and personification. This guided lesson in vocabulary and figurative language offers clear and practical definitions of new words and expressions, along with plenty of practice opportunities. Understanding vocabulary and figurative language deepens reading comprehension skills and enriches the writing process.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
Vocabulary Expanders
Vocabulary Expanders
Workbook
Vocabulary Expanders
These vocabulary worksheets will introduce kids to the wide world of words and get them excited about learning new skills through reading.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Antonyms are Opposites!
Antonyms are Opposites!
Lesson Plan
Antonyms are Opposites!
Opposites attract! In this lesson, your students will practice matching antonyms. They will expand their vocabulary by knowing more words to use!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Story Sleuth: Reading Comprehension
Story Sleuth: Reading Comprehension
Workbook
Story Sleuth: Reading Comprehension
A central component of reading comprehension is the ability to understand the main idea or theme of a text. In this series, your child will practice basic analysis of a short story or poem.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Synonyms and Antonyms Worksheet
Synonyms and Antonyms Worksheet
Worksheet
Synonyms and Antonyms Worksheet
Try this synonyms worksheet with your third grader. This synonyms worksheet gets your child to find words with the same meanings.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Practice Test: Synonyms and Antonyms
Practice Test: Synonyms and Antonyms
Worksheet
Practice Test: Synonyms and Antonyms
Build your first grader's vocabulary skills by reviewing synonyms and antonyms together.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Vocabulary Builders: Synonyms and Antonyms
Vocabulary Builders: Synonyms and Antonyms
Lesson Plan
Vocabulary Builders: Synonyms and Antonyms
In this engaging vocabulary lesson plan, students will learn to use a thesaurus to generate interesting synonyms and antonyms for several target words. Then, they will get up and *mingle* with their classmates with a synonym matching game!
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Word Meaning 2
Word Meaning 2
Guided Lesson
Word Meaning 2
Words are the wondrous building blocks in language. This unit increases students’ word knowledge by introducing more challenging vocabulary and exploring how words are related. Learners will also discover some of the ways words are constructed using derivational root words, prefixes, suffixes, and compound words. Students will get to explore and create fun literary devices such as similes, idioms and metaphors.
4th grade
Guided Lesson
Fourth Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 3
Fourth Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 3
Workbook
Fourth Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 3
Week 3 of this Fourth Grade Fall Review Packet explores topics in reading, writing, math, social studies, and science for a well-rounded review of third grade curriculum.
4th grade
Social studies
Workbook
Third Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 4
Third Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 4
Workbook
Third Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 4
This Third Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 4 provides five more days of learning activities designed to prepare students for their third grade debut.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Review: Synonyms and Antonyms
Review: Synonyms and Antonyms
Worksheet
Review: Synonyms and Antonyms
Fourth and fifth graders identify and use synonyms and antonyms in this engaging practice worksheet.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Fifth Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 2
Fifth Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 2
Workbook
Fifth Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 2
Prepare learners for their fifth grade debut with Week 2 of our Fifth Grade Fall Review Packet, complete with five more days of engaging activities that will review key skills and concepts.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook

Synonyms and Antonyms

Think of synonyms and antonyms as sames and opposites: synonyms are the same, and antonyms are the opposite. Help your child master this concept with Education.com’s materials spotlighting synonyms and antonyms -- we’ve got worksheets, printable workbooks, lesson plans for teachers, and activities to bring the lesson to life. Once your student gets going, synonyms and antonyms will be the opposite of boring!
Having a large vocabulary is key to fluid writing, but understanding when you can substitute some words in place of others in order to convey the same meaning with variety, or understanding the word that conveys the direct opposite of another word, allows students to write with a more professional voice. They can accomplish this with an understanding of synonyms and antonyms.
Synonyms
Deriving from the Greek word synonymon, meaning a word having the same sense as another, a synonym describes a word that in relation to another word, where the meanings are nearly interchangeable. Students may be able to remember this by thinking that synonym and same both start with s. Some examples of synonyms are:
  • big: large
  • hard: difficult
  • safe: secure
  • cheap: inexpensive

When writing, it can be easy to students to find themselves consistently using the same words. This leads to an immature and repetitive writing style. This type of writing would be unacceptable in any type of informational writing.
Antonyms
  • big: small
  • hard: easy
  • safe: dangerous
  • cheap:costly

The antonym is the opposite of the synonym. This refers to a word that, in relation to another word, has the direct opposite or opposing meaning. Students can remember this by considering the anti- sound at the beginning of antonym. Some examples of antonyms are:
Using the resources provided by Education.com above may help your students understand how to identify and use synonyms and antonyms in a way that will enhance their writings.