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will review definition of synonyms and antonyms and identify them.
Resources: Teacher: sports section of newspaper for each
pair of students. Student: pencil, paper.
- Ask students for
examples of pairs of words that are synonyms. Write them on the board.
Go through the same process for antonyms.
- Have students define
synonyms and antonyms. Write definition on the board (Synonyms-words
that have the same meaning as another word. Antonym-words that have
the opposite meaning.)
- Discuss why learning
synonyms and antonyms is useful in reading and writing (helps with reading
comprehension and enables students to use more variety in their writing).
- Allow students
to work in pairs.
- Hand out sports
section to each pair.
- Instruct students
to rewrite headlines using as many synonyms as they can Example: KU
defeats Nebraska (smashes, beats, tramples).
- Next have students
rewrite headlines using as many antonyms as they can.
- Have students share
their new headlines with the rest of the class.
Play a word game, having students call out synonyms and antonyms after
hearing a word you've given.