Synonyms and Antonyms

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Antonym Crossword
Antonym Crossword
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Antonym Crossword
On this second grade reading worksheet, each crossword puzzle clue is a sentence with a highlighted word. Kids write the antonym of the word in the puzzle.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Dino Skateboarding: Synonyms
Dino Skateboarding: Synonyms
Game
Dino Skateboarding: Synonyms
Learners sharpen their knowledge of language and vocabulary words with this game all about synonyms!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Game
Reading Comprehension: All Gold Canyon
Reading Comprehension: All Gold Canyon
Worksheet
Reading Comprehension: All Gold Canyon
Young readers will enjoy this passage from Jack London's "All Gold Canyon." They'll complete some vocabulary and reading comprehension exercises too.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
What's Your Opinion?
What's Your Opinion?
Lesson Plan
What's Your Opinion?
Being able to express and support opinions is greatly beneficial for young learners. This lesson plan includes fun exercises to help students learn about opinions and write supporting statements for their own opinions.
3rd grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Dino Bones: Antonyms
Dino Bones: Antonyms
Game
Dino Bones: Antonyms
Use this antonyms game to help learners expand their knowledge of language and vocabulary words.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Game
Dino Fishing: Antonyms
Dino Fishing: Antonyms
Game
Dino Fishing: Antonyms
Help fifth graders build their vocabulary with this fishing-themed grammar game all about antonyms!
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Game
Human Dictionary
Human Dictionary
Lesson Plan
Human Dictionary
When reading, we all encounter unknown words at times. But how do we figure them out? In this lesson, students learn how to become a “human dictionary” by using a variety of strategies to figure out the meaning of unknown words.
2nd grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Vocab in History: Preamble to the Constitution
Vocab in History: Preamble to the Constitution
Worksheet
Vocab in History: Preamble to the Constitution
Give your 5th grader's vocabulary a boost with help from the Preamble to the Constitution. This worksheet packs vocab and history practice all in one.
5th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Opposites Crossword: What's the Antonym?
Opposites Crossword: What's the Antonym?
Worksheet
Opposites Crossword: What's the Antonym?
On this third grade reading worksheet, each crossword puzzle clue is a sentence with a highlighted word. Kids write the antonym of the word in the puzzle.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Synonyms and Antonyms 2
Synonyms and Antonyms 2
Exercise
Synonyms and Antonyms 2
Now that students understand the difference between a synonym and an antonym, have them solidify that knowledge with practice.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Exercise
Synonyms for Bad
Synonyms for Bad
Worksheet
Synonyms for Bad
With this worksheet, your child will learn 28 synonyms for bad, plus practice grammar and their new words.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Synonym Search: Something in Common
Synonym Search: Something in Common
Worksheet
Synonym Search: Something in Common
Children practice identifying synonyms in this fun vocabulary-building worksheet.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Working with Analogies
Working with Analogies
Worksheet
Working with Analogies
Use this resource with your students to practice making connections between words. As your students complete the analogies, they will identify the relationships between words and their meanings.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Synonyms
Synonyms
Worksheet
Synonyms
Looking for a worksheet that practices synonyms? This printable is great for beginning readers.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Synonym Word Match
Synonym Word Match
Worksheet
Synonym Word Match
Children practice working with synonyms by matching eight pairs of adjectives in this grammar worksheet.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Opposites! Practicing Antonyms
Opposites! Practicing Antonyms
Worksheet
Opposites! Practicing Antonyms
Looking for a worksheet to help your child with antonyms? This printable will help him with his vocabulary skills.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Math Meanings with Synonyms & Antonyms
Math Meanings with Synonyms & Antonyms
Lesson Plan
Math Meanings with Synonyms & Antonyms
Use this lesson to increase your students’ understanding of math vocabulary by completing a Frayer Model. This model focuses on finding antonyms, synonyms, and meanings for the key vocabulary term.
4th grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Show What You Know About Synonyms & Antonyms
Show What You Know About Synonyms & Antonyms
Worksheet
Show What You Know About Synonyms & Antonyms
Kids grow their vocabulary with antonyms and synonyms in this worksheet.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Diamante Poems
Diamante Poems
Worksheet
Diamante Poems
Children practice parts of speech as they learn about this special poetry genre.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
So Many Synonym Snowflakes!
So Many Synonym Snowflakes!
Worksheet
So Many Synonym Snowflakes!
Searching for a worksheet to help your kid with synonyms? This printable will help him with his vocabulary and spelling skills.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Synonyms and Antonyms 1
Synonyms and Antonyms 1
Exercise
Synonyms and Antonyms 1
Encourage students to play the opposite game in this engaging exercise involving synonyms and antonyms.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Exercise
Working with Analogies 2
Working with Analogies 2
Worksheet
Working with Analogies 2
Use this resource with your students to practice identifying relationships between words. As your students complete the analogies, they will notice synonym relationships.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Vocab in History: Declaration of Independence
Vocab in History: Declaration of Independence
Worksheet
Vocab in History: Declaration of Independence
Give your 5th grader's vocabulary a boost while deepening their U.S. history knowledge with this social studies worksheet.
5th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Peter Pan Analysis 1
Peter Pan Analysis 1
Worksheet
Peter Pan Analysis 1
"We can fly! We can fly" Your child may never fly, but they'll have a soaring good time with this Peter Pan story and worksheet.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Determine the Meaning of Words Using Synonyms in Context
Determine the Meaning of Words Using Synonyms in Context
Worksheet
Determine the Meaning of Words Using Synonyms in Context
In this vocabulary-building worksheet, students will read several short paragraphs and identify and match familiar words with their lesser known synonyms.
6th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet

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.