Synonyms and Antonyms

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Opposites! Practicing Antonyms
Opposites! Practicing Antonyms
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Opposites! Practicing Antonyms
Looking for a worksheet to help your child with antonyms? This printable will help him with his vocabulary skills.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Synonyms for Bad
Synonyms for Bad
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Synonyms for Bad
With this worksheet, your child will learn 28 synonyms for bad, plus practice grammar and their new words.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Diamante Poems
Diamante Poems
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Diamante Poems
Children practice parts of speech as they learn about this special poetry genre.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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So Many Synonym Snowflakes!
So Many Synonym Snowflakes!
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So Many Synonym Snowflakes!
Searching for a worksheet to help your kid with synonyms? This printable will help him with his vocabulary and spelling skills.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Mixed Word Study Review Part 1
Mixed Word Study Review Part 1
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Mixed Word Study Review Part 1
In this end-of-year assessment, students apply their language arts knowledge to grammar problems.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Winter Synonyms Matching
Winter Synonyms Matching
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Winter Synonyms Matching
What winter synonyms can you think of? You can make word matching lists just like this one with our worksheet maker.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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An Opposite Across
An Opposite Across
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An Opposite Across
Looking for a worksheet to help you child work with antonyms? This printable is perfect for those who need help with their vocabulary.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Working with Analogies 3
Working with Analogies 3
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Working with Analogies 3
Use this exercise with your students to practice identifying seeing how words are connected. As your students complete the analogies, they will notice antonym relationships.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Soccer Synonyms #2
Soccer Synonyms #2
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Soccer Synonyms #2
Run, race, jog and sprint to the goal! Your sporty student can learn how to identify words with similar meanings by completing this synonyms sheet.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Glossary: Emotion Charades
Glossary: Emotion Charades
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Glossary: Emotion Charades
Use this glossary with the EL Support Lesson: Emotion Charades.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Anthill Antonyms 3
Anthill Antonyms 3
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Anthill Antonyms 3
Here's a fun way for your second grader to learn about antonyms. March the ants into the anthill by matching the opposite words.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Anthill Antonyms 4
Anthill Antonyms 4
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Anthill Antonyms 4
Get the ants into the anthill by connecting words with opposite meanings. It's an antonym anthill!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Vocabulary Cards: Emotion Charades
Vocabulary Cards: Emotion Charades
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Vocabulary Cards: Emotion Charades
Use these vocabulary cards with the EL Support Lesson: Emotion Charades.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Anthill Antonyms 5
Anthill Antonyms 5
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Anthill Antonyms 5
It's an antonym anthill! Get the ants into the anthill by connecting words with opposite meanings.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Soccer Synonyms #4
Soccer Synonyms #4
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Soccer Synonyms #4
Synonyms are made simple with this sporty sheet! Your soccer star can take aim at these words and pair up the ones with similar meanings.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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There's an Ant on My Aunt!
There's an Ant on My Aunt!
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There's an Ant on My Aunt!
Searching for a worksheet to help your child with their vocabulary? This printable will help him get a handle on "homophones," or words that sound the same.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Vocabulary Cards: Synonyms Give Clues
Vocabulary Cards: Synonyms Give Clues
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Vocabulary Cards: Synonyms Give Clues
Use these vocabulary cards with the EL Support Lesson Plan: Synonyms Give Clues.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Finding Antonymns
Finding Antonymns
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Finding Antonymns
Investigate antonyms with this introduction to opposites.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Hold The Homophone
Hold The Homophone
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Hold The Homophone
Help your child practice words that sound the same but mean different things with this silly mixed-up worksheet.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Soccer Synonyms #5
Soccer Synonyms #5
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Soccer Synonyms #5
Here's a fun way for your little sports star to learn about synonyms. He'll shoot for the goal as he finds pairs of words with similar meanings.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Anthill Antonyms 1
Anthill Antonyms 1
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Anthill Antonyms 1
Here's a fun way for your third grader to learn about antonyms. March the ants into the anthill by matching the opposite words.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Word Choice: Using Synonyms
Word Choice: Using Synonyms
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Word Choice: Using Synonyms
This synonym exercise will help students learn to think of many alternatives for one word and select the best one.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Synonyms & the Astronomer
Synonyms & the Astronomer
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Synonyms & the Astronomer
Improve your students' understanding of words and synonyms with this word study worksheet. Read each sentence and decide which word would best replace the bolded word.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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What is an Antonym?
What is an Antonym?
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What is an Antonym?
Get into grammar with a worksheet all about antonyms, or opposites! Your child will have to figure out which of these items are opposites.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Syn City II
Syn City II
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Syn City II
Help your fifth grader improve his vocabulary with this vocab building worksheet, which will ask him to find three synonyms for three different words.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Synonyms and Antonyms

Think of synonyms and antonyms as sames and opposites: synonyms are the same, and antonyms are the opposite. Help your child master this concept with Education.com’s materials spotlighting synonyms and antonyms -- we’ve got worksheets, printable workbooks, lesson plans for teachers, and activities to bring the lesson to life. Once your student gets going, synonyms and antonyms will be the opposite of boring!
Having a large vocabulary is key to fluid writing, but understanding when you can substitute some words in place of others in order to convey the same meaning with variety, or understanding the word that conveys the direct opposite of another word, allows students to write with a more professional voice. They can accomplish this with an understanding of synonyms and antonyms.
Synonyms
Deriving from the Greek word synonymon, meaning a word having the same sense as another, a synonym describes a word that in relation to another word, where the meanings are nearly interchangeable. Students may be able to remember this by thinking that synonym and same both start with s. Some examples of synonyms are:
  • big: large
  • hard: difficult
  • safe: secure
  • cheap: inexpensive

When writing, it can be easy to students to find themselves consistently using the same words. This leads to an immature and repetitive writing style. This type of writing would be unacceptable in any type of informational writing.
Antonyms
  • big: small
  • hard: easy
  • safe: dangerous
  • cheap:costly

The antonym is the opposite of the synonym. This refers to a word that, in relation to another word, has the direct opposite or opposing meaning. Students can remember this by considering the anti- sound at the beginning of antonym. Some examples of antonyms are:
Using the resources provided by Education.com above may help your students understand how to identify and use synonyms and antonyms in a way that will enhance their writings.