Teaching Word Meaning Synonyms, Antonyms, and Analogies

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Strengthen and enhance your class's vocabulary with a guided lesson on word relationships. Focusing on synonyms and antonyms, the lesson demonstrates ways to compare and define different words, including word analogies and thesaurus skills.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use in a literacy center with small groups
  • Encourage young readers to come up with their own analogies, using vocabulary words from a book you are reading in class or their weekly vocabulary lists
Classroom Considerations

  • Most of the packet works best as a presentation, with the last page serving as a good individual activity (either projected or printed out)
Pros

  • Encourages learners to think critically about word choice and reference tools
  • Comes with practice pages to reinforce the skills covered in the lesson
Cons

  • None
Common Core