Ideas for teaching synonyms, then turn students' thinking upside-down with antonym activities.
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This resource, and in fact this whole Scoop.it site, is for teachers use. It is a grouping of resources teachers can give to or use with their students. I decided to include this resource, which is a list of possible activities which develop students knowledge and understanding of antonyms and synonyms, on this page because it is hard to come up with original, quality lessons on a topic you have never taught before or seen taught. I have never taught a lesson on antonyms and synonyms, by having these lesson activities, alongside other resources on this site, I can already plan a series of lessons that will be engaging and promote deep and meaningful learning.
It is imperative as teachers to constantly seek to develop and diversify their learning experiences in order to “enable meaningful learning to occur” and “to capture students interest and involvement” (Marsh, 2008, p.119). Students need to be interested with the topic and with the lesson before they will engage with the content being studied. Teachers can follow these lessons explicitly or they can modify them to suit their classes learning context. Either way, what is being ensured is quality and engaging lessons for students.
This resource lists some lesson ideas that teachers can use when teaching a mini-unit on antonyms and synonyms. They should not be used as standalone lessons, but rather used as a supplement to a teaching program. A selection of these lessons should be used in conjunction with the other technology resources listed on this Scoop.it site.
Colin, M. (2008). Becoming a teacher: Knowledge, skills and issues (5th ed.). Sydney, Australia: Pearson Australia.