Demonstrate understanding of frequently occurring verbs and adjectives by relating them to their opposites (antonyms).
With guidance and support from adults, demonstrate understanding of word relationships and nuances in word meanings.
Distinguish shades of meaning among verbs differing in manner (e.g., look, peek, glance, stare, glare, scowl) and adjectives differing in intensity (e.g., large, gigantic) by defining or choosing them or by acting out the meanings.
Consult reference materials, including beginning dictionaries, as needed to check and correct spellings.
Use glossaries or beginning dictionaries, both print and digital, to determine or clarify the precise meaning of key words and phrases.
It’s Opposite Day! In this movie, you’ll learn about synonyms and antonyms. Synonyms are words that have the same meaning. Antonyms are words that have opposite meanings. You’ll explore how to use synonyms when you write and how to use a dictionary and thesaurus to find words with similar meanings.
This page contains information to support educators and families in teaching K-3 students about synonyms and antonyms. The information is designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. movie Synonyms and Antonyms. It explains the type of content covered in the movie, provides ideas for how teachers and parents can develop related understandings, and suggests how other BrainPOP Jr. resources can be used to scaffold and extend student learning. See more »
In this set of activities adaptable for grades K-3, parents and educators will find ideas for teaching about synonyms and antonyms. These activities are designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. Synonyms and Antonyms topic page, which includes a movie, quizzes, online games, printable activities, and more. See more »