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Antonyms

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To help your students with antonyms, VocabularySpellingCity provides many grade level-appropriate tools, including a video lesson on antonyms, interactive online antonyms games, as well as printable antonyms worksheets and word lists based on grade level bands (K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12).

Fun Activities for Your Classroom

If you are looking for fun and original ideas for classroom activities that your students will enjoy, take a look at the Enrichment Strategies. For a single-student or partner activity, you'll find a printable card-flip template to practice antonyms. For small group antonym drills, print out the Blue Fish template and watch your students "fish" for synonyms and/or antonyms! The Enrichment Strategy for whole-class simultaneous participation provides templates with antonyms that students tape to their shirts before going to find their match -- we call it Pin the Word on the Student!

Print an Online Interactive Game for Offline Practice

Learning words with opposite meanings (antonyms) can help students develop vocabulary as they make new connections between words. "Same and different" learning games, matching worksheets, and flash cards can all help students as they develop new vocabulary. Here are some printable worksheets derived from the Featured Games on antonyms:

Import Antonyms Lists to Your Account and Customize Them

Teachers and parents, did you know you can import these ready-made antonyms lists for your students to use? Once you've done that, you can customize the lists, by adding or removing words or even writing your own sentences. And of course, you can also create your own lists from scratch, featuring precisely the words your students most need to know, when they need to know them.

Meeting the Common Core State Standards

VocabularySpellingCity's antonyms lessons, games, and activities help students develop vocabulary that meets the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts. For example, starting in 4th grade, the Common Core State Standards require that students "demonstrate understanding of words by relating them to their opposites (antonyms) and to words with similar but not identical meanings (synonyms)." By the end of the 7th grade, the Common Core State Standards expect that students will use word relationships such as antonyms to better understand each word. Word study with VocabularySpellingCity tools can help kids do better on state and national standardized tests like the SAT, ACT, and FCAT.

Antonyms at a glance:

K-2 Antonyms: down, slim, fat, fun, nice, left, boring, up, right, mean

3-5 Antonyms: upset, question, find, ignore, notice, quiet, lose, loud, answer, calm

6-8 Antonyms: rough, ordinary, smooth, generous, moderate, selfish, converge, special, diverge, excessive

9-12 Antonyms: common, meager, straightforward, omnipotent, powerless, complicated, fantastic, plentiful, rancid, fresh

 
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