Synonyms and Antonyms

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Looking for a worksheet that can help improve vocabulary? This printable is great for readers that need help with synonyms and antonyms.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Anthill Antonyms 4
Anthill Antonyms 4
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Anthill Antonyms 4
Get the ants into the anthill by connecting words with opposite meanings. It's an antonym anthill!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Speedy Synonyms: The Tortoise and the Hare
Speedy Synonyms: The Tortoise and the Hare
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Speedy Synonyms: The Tortoise and the Hare
Children will look at synonyms for slow and fast, then sort them according to which animal they describe.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Soccer Synonyms #4
Soccer Synonyms #4
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Soccer Synonyms #4
Synonyms are made simple with this sporty sheet! Your soccer star can take aim at these words and pair up the ones with similar meanings.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Glossary: Emotion Charades
Glossary: Emotion Charades
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Glossary: Emotion Charades
Use this glossary with the EL Support Lesson: Emotion Charades.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Vocabulary Cards: Synonyms Give Clues
Vocabulary Cards: Synonyms Give Clues
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Vocabulary Cards: Synonyms Give Clues
Use these vocabulary cards with the EL Support Lesson Plan: Synonyms Give Clues.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Anthill Antonyms 2
Anthill Antonyms 2
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Anthill Antonyms 2
Get the ants into the anthill by tracing a path between the words of opposite meanings.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Anthill Antonyms 3
Anthill Antonyms 3
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Anthill Antonyms 3
Here's a fun way for your second grader to learn about antonyms. March the ants into the anthill by matching the opposite words.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Anthill Antonyms 5
Anthill Antonyms 5
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Anthill Antonyms 5
It's an antonym anthill! Get the ants into the anthill by connecting words with opposite meanings.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Match: Synonyms
Match: Synonyms
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Match: Synonyms
Learners expand and sharpen their language and vocabulary skills with this seventh-grade grammar game!
Reading & Writing
Game
Build Vocabulary by Breaking it Down!
Build Vocabulary by Breaking it Down!
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Build Vocabulary by Breaking it Down!
Here's a cheat sheet to help break down words in order to find their meaning.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Activity
Rudolph the Red Nosed Mad Libs!
Rudolph the Red Nosed Mad Libs!
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Rudolph the Red Nosed Mad Libs!
Here's a fun holiday activity that will have you and your child singing, laughing, and using a thesaurus!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Match: Antonyms
Match: Antonyms
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Match: Antonyms
Seventh graders demonstrate their knowledge of antonyms with this vocabulary-filled matching game!
Reading & Writing
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Match: Find the Antonyms
Match: Find the Antonyms
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Match: Find the Antonyms
Give sixth graders a chance to boost their knowledge of antonyms with this word-filled matching game!
6th grade
Reading & Writing
Game
Match: Find the Synonyms
Match: Find the Synonyms
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Match: Find the Synonyms
Learners sharpen their language and vocabulary skills with this sixth-grade game all about synonyms!
6th grade
Reading & Writing
Game
Treasure Diving: Synonyms
Treasure Diving: Synonyms
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Treasure Diving: Synonyms
Learners sharpen their language and vocabulary skills in this underwater learning adventure!
6th grade
Reading & Writing
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Water Rafting: Antonyms
Water Rafting: Antonyms
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Water Rafting: Antonyms
Give sixth and seventh graders a vocabulary boost with this water rafting learning adventure!
6th grade
Reading & Writing
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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.