Synonyms and Antonyms
This Topic Mini-Research Web Page was developed for
Mrs. Beal's Deaf Education Class at West Gordon Elementary School
Designed by Melissa Warr, a Valdosta State University Preservice Teacher






 


Would you like to find new ways to say words?
Find out what a synonym is and how to use it.
Play a series of activities to see if you understand what a synonym is.
Synonym Practice: see if you can match the words to each synonym
More Synonym practice: more matching practice 
Finding Synonyms: the online place to find synonyms. Just type in any word and synonyms will appear.

 

What in the world in an Antonym?

Antonyms are words that mean the opposite.
High and Low are antonyms.
Practice Antonyms: see if you understand what antonyms are
Finding Antonyms: just like finding synonyms, you can learn antonyms by typing in a word and a list of antonyms will appear!
Wordplay Antonym: can you pick the word that is the opposite?

 


What is a Synonym?

Click here to learn about synonyms.
Synonym matching: can you match the synonym?
Synonym practice: which word means the same?
Word Toast:  can you put the toast in the toaster with the correct synonym?
Match the synonyms: Match the words on the left with the words on the right to see if you understand synonyms

 


Can you tell which word is a synonym or antonym?

Help the frog catch the flies by selecting the correct synonym or antonym.
Rocket Builder: If you're really good, try building this rocket by selecting whether each set of words are synonyms, antonyms, or homonyms (words that sound the same but have different meanings)

 



Topic Mini-Research Real World Activity

Begin by viewing What is a Synonym? to learn what a synonym is and how to use them.

You are on vacation with your parents. You traveled in the car for several days and finally reached your destination. Now, you want to send a letter to your best friend at home about the great time you are having.

You want to describe the great time you are having but you don't want to use the same word over and over again. You will use synonyms for the word "great" to describe your great time.

You also want to tell your friend about one bad experience you have had on this trip. Again, you don't want to use the word "bad" over and over. You must use antonyms of the word "great" to describe the not-so-great time you had.

Remember: you can use the Synonym Finder and the Antonym Finder to help you find words to help if you get stuck.



Steps to Complete Real World Activity
 

1. Visit Synonym Practice with your teacher to learn what a synonym is. Practice for a few minutes to be sure that you really understand what a synonym is.

2.  With the sheet of paper given to you by your teacher, write a short letter to your friend on the top portion of the paper. Describe your experience using synonyms of the word "great." Underline the synonyms you used.

3. Draw a picture to illustrate the great time you are having with your family.

4. Now, learn about antonyms.

5. On the second sheet of paper you have received, write a short letter to your friend about the bad time you are having on vacation. Describe using antonyms of the word "great." Underline the antonyms that you used.

6. Draw a picture to illustrate your bad experience.

7. Turn in your work to your teacher for her to grade and publish on the Internet. :)

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