To help your students with synonyms and antonyms, VocabularySpellingCity provides many level appropriate tools, including a video lesson on synonyms and antonyms, interactive online synonyms and antonyms games, as well as printable synonyms and 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 synonyms and antonyms. For small group synonym and antonym drills, print out the Blue Fish template and watch your students "fish" for synonyms and antonyms! The Enrichment Strategy for whole-class simultaneous participation provides templates with synonyms or 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
Knowing different words with the same meaning (synonyms) helps students fine tune their understanding of each word. Learning words with opposite meanings (antonyms) also helps in developing vocabulary. "Same and different" learning games, matching worksheets, and flash cards can all help students as they develop new vocabulary. Here are printable worksheets derived from the Featured Games on synonyms and antonyms:
Import Synonyms & Antonyms Lists to Your Account and Customize Them
Teachers and parents, did you know you can import these ready-made synonyms and antonyms lists for your students to use? Once you've done that, you can customize the lists, in case you want to add or remove words from a list, or even write 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 synonyms and 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 synonyms and 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.
Synonyms & Antonyms at a glance:
K-2 Synonyms: man, men, man's, men's, woman, women, woman's, women's
K-2 Antonyms: bird, birds, bird's, birds', dog, dogs, dog's, dogs'
3-5 Synonyms: boy, boys, boy's, boys', girl, girls, girl's, girls'
3-5 Antonyms: aunt, aunts, aunt's, aunts', uncle, uncles, uncle's, uncles'
6-8 Synonyms: doctor, doctors, doctor's, doctors', teacher, teachers, teacher's, teachers'
6-8 Antonyms: school, schools, school's, schools', class, classes, class', classes'
9-12 Synonyms: its, it's, who's, whose, there's, theirs, your, you're
9-12 Antonyms: its, it's, who's, whose, there's, theirs, your, you're