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Synonyms and Antonyms for ESL students

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First, you will begin by paring into groups of three's. Choose your mates wisely because they will be with you all through the challenge.

Second, look for definitions and examples of synonyms and antonyms.

Here are the basics so you can begin your quest:

Synonym: A word having the same or nearly the same meaning as another word

Antonym: A word having a meaning opposite to that of another word.

 

These links will help you in your quest:

 

Synonyms, antonyms and homonyms

http://www.worsleyschool.net/socialarts/synonyms/page.html

Synonyms

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synonym

Antonyms

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonym

 

Start your list of synonyms and antonyms. Remember that you will share your list with the rest of the class at the end of the week.

This site will provide a video explaining what synonyms and antonyms are, they will also explain what are homonyms which you don't need for your challenge, but will help you on your knowledge quest of synonyms and antonyms.

http://www.brainpop.com/english/grammar/antonymssynonymsandhomonyms/

Third, you will play some games that will help you learn and practice your synonyms and antonyms.

Click on these sites to start practicing!

http://www.firstschoolyears.com/literacy/word/other/synonyms/synonyms.htm

http://fen.com/studentactivities/sameDiff/samediff.html

http://classtools.net/widgets/quiz_9/N9fPK.htm

http://www.dotolearn.com/games/synonymsantonyms/index.htm

http://www.rhlschool.com/eng4n16.htm

http://classtools.net/widgets/quiz_8/2oa32.htm

http://classtools.net/widgets/quiz_9/N9fPK.htm

http://www.arcademicskillbuilders.com/games/frog/frog.htl

 

Fourth. as a special way of learning, you will go on virtual tours of famous museums. here are the links for your journey of the Louvre and the Smithsonian. See what synonyms and antonyms you can incorporate from you virtual tours. Remember to keep a list of all the synonyms and antonyms so you can share with the class.

The Louvre

http://www.louvre.fr/llv/commun/home.jsp?bmLocale=en

The Smithsonian

http://www.mnh.si.edu/panoramas/

Remember to keep adding to your list!

The attachments below are worksheets you can use to practice.

Remember that this is a challenge, the better prepared you are, the more chances you have to win The Battle of the Synonyms and Antonyms.

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