There are just over one-hundred and seventy-one thousand words in the English language. There are many times where these word will have the same exact meaning and purpose, this collection of terms are called synonyms. You also have words that are polar opposites, and they are called antonyms. This page is filled with activities that will help you learn the identify words that have the same meanings. It will also help you create your own words that have completely opposite meanings. Learning these skills will help become a much craftier writer. Your works will definitely be better received. Readers don't want to see the same words used over and over. Understanding the meaning of an opposite of a word and similar words takes some time. Using graphic organizers for this skill is extremely helpful. Click on the antonyms and synonym worksheet sets below:
Creating and Classifying Antonyms and Synonyms - In this topic we explore basic and intermediate skills to help learn to use the terms for ourselves.
Opposites - Any students who struggle with this concept will want to spend a good amount of time with this section.
Pronunciation and Clarifying New Words - While this may seem like unrelated topic, we encourage students to apply this skill of word classification when they come across brand new words to them.
Relationships Between Vocabulary - We learn how to use things that we know to determine the purpose of a term.
Pronunciation and Meaning of Words With References - This helps students learn how to develop a scheme for understanding unfamiliar vocabulary terms.
Relating Verbs and Adjectives to Their Antonyms - Verbs are difficult for students to begin working with because it requires more complex words.
Shades of Verb Meanings Kindergarten - Students begin to understand that there are varying degrees to which a word will work, even though it serves a similar purpose.
Shades of Verb Meanings Grade 1 - I like the example of "Crawl - Walk - Jog - Run" for students at this level, it really sinks in for them.
Shades of Word Meanings Grade 3 - Students explore a few more abstract thoughts here.
Using Relationships Between Words - This can be helpful in so many different ways.
Word Relationships - It is a great topic for understanding how interrelated everything is in the language.