This resource helps develop understanding of synonyms and antonyms.
Synonym is a word having the same, or nearly the same meaning as another. Example: big/huge/enormous.
Antonym is a word having the opposite meaning to another. Examples: fast/slow; big/little; hot/cold.
A good vocabulary is an essential factor in supporting a child’s ability to learn and thrive in the school setting.
During literacy development, children need to recognise and understand the direct relationship between the written word and its meaning, but also require a depth of understanding of words in their vocabulary.
Children with normally developing language skills build up layers of meaning for new words they learn, such as understanding how words can be categorised, synonyms and antonyms, figurative language, multiple meanings and so on. These are known as semantic language skills. This pack is an addition to our extensive range of packs on semantic language skills and aims to develop understanding and use of synonyms and antonyms in children aged 6 – 9+ years.
Age: 6–9+ years
Format: PDF file, 10 pages of introduction and instruction, 23 pages of colour illustrations and activity pages, 23 pages of repeat black and white illustrations included for economy of printing, Available as a download, 59 pages, 4.4.MB or on CD.