Synonyms and Antonyms

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Soccer Synonyms #1
Soccer Synonyms #1
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Soccer Synonyms #1
Shoot and score with this sporty worksheet all about synonyms! Little sports stars can practice identifying two words that have similar meanings.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Language Arts Review Part 1
Language Arts Review Part 1
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Language Arts Review Part 1
This language arts review provides a quick way to assess your students’ knowledge of parts of speech and other skills.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Finding Antonymns
Finding Antonymns
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Finding Antonymns
Investigate antonyms with this introduction to opposites.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Vocabulary Practice: Alphabetizing, Synonyms, and More
Vocabulary Practice: Alphabetizing, Synonyms, and More
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Vocabulary Practice: Alphabetizing, Synonyms, and More
This well-rounded quiz covers a range of vocabulary topics, from alphabetical order and root words to synonyms and antonyms.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Soccer Synonyms #3
Soccer Synonyms #3
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Soccer Synonyms #3
Score a goal in the grammar department with this fun worksheet. Your child will learn to identify words with similar meanings, or synonyms!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Synonym Memory Game
Synonym Memory Game
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Synonym Memory Game
Students will have fun matching synonyms with this vocabulary memory game.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Show What You Know About Synonyms & Antonyms #2
Show What You Know About Synonyms & Antonyms #2
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Show What You Know About Synonyms & Antonyms #2
Assess your students’ knowledge of common synonyms and antonyms.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Synonyms for Smart
Synonyms for Smart
Worksheet
Synonyms for Smart
You know your child is smart, but are they brilliant, shrewd and resourceful? With this worksheet, they'll learn 24 synonyms for the word "smart."
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
What is an Antonym?
What is an Antonym?
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What is an Antonym?
Get into grammar with a worksheet all about antonyms, or opposites! Your child will have to figure out which of these items are opposites.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Wishing for Synonyms
Wishing for Synonyms
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Wishing for Synonyms
Make a wish! Learners practice sorting synonyms for health, happiness, and wealth in this extra-magical grammar worksheet.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Synonyms & the Astronomer
Synonyms & the Astronomer
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Synonyms & the Astronomer
Improve your students' understanding of words and synonyms with this word study worksheet. Read each sentence and decide which word would best replace the bolded word.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Word Choice: Using Synonyms
Word Choice: Using Synonyms
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Word Choice: Using Synonyms
This synonym exercise will help students learn to think of many alternatives for one word and select the best one.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Mixed Word Study Review Part 1
Mixed Word Study Review Part 1
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Mixed Word Study Review Part 1
In this end-of-year assessment, students apply their language arts knowledge to grammar problems.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Working with Analogies 3
Working with Analogies 3
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Working with Analogies 3
Use this exercise with your students to practice identifying seeing how words are connected. As your students complete the analogies, they will notice antonym relationships.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Soccer Synonyms #2
Soccer Synonyms #2
Worksheet
Soccer Synonyms #2
Run, race, jog and sprint to the goal! Your sporty student can learn how to identify words with similar meanings by completing this synonyms sheet.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Synonym City #2
Synonym City #2
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Synonym City #2
Learners return to "Syn City" in this playful word-meaning worksheet. 
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Soccer Synonyms #5
Soccer Synonyms #5
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Soccer Synonyms #5
Here's a fun way for your little sports star to learn about synonyms. He'll shoot for the goal as he finds pairs of words with similar meanings.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Anthill Antonyms 1
Anthill Antonyms 1
Worksheet
Anthill Antonyms 1
Here's a fun way for your third grader to learn about antonyms. March the ants into the anthill by matching the opposite words.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Hold The Homophone
Hold The Homophone
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Hold The Homophone
Help your child practice words that sound the same but mean different things with this silly mixed-up worksheet.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Magnet Mania: Practicing Antonyms
Magnet Mania: Practicing Antonyms
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Magnet Mania: Practicing Antonyms
Help your child practice antonyms with this fifth grade vocabulary worksheet.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Vocabulary Cards: Emotion Charades
Vocabulary Cards: Emotion Charades
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Vocabulary Cards: Emotion Charades
Use these vocabulary cards with the EL Support Lesson: Emotion Charades.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
There's an Ant on My Aunt!
There's an Ant on My Aunt!
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There's an Ant on My Aunt!
Searching for a worksheet to help your child with their vocabulary? This printable will help him get a handle on "homophones," or words that sound the same.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
An Opposite Across
An Opposite Across
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An Opposite Across
Looking for a worksheet to help you child work with antonyms? This printable is perfect for those who need help with their vocabulary.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Synonym City #1
Synonym City #1
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Synonym City #1
Learners visit "Syn City" in this playful word-meaning worksheet.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Determine the Meaning of Words Using Antonyms in Context
Determine the Meaning of Words Using Antonyms in Context
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Determine the Meaning of Words Using Antonyms in Context
In this reading and writing worksheet, students will read several short paragraphs and identify and match familiar words with their less familiar antonyms.
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.