antonyms

Tic Tac Toe!

Posted by on Feb 28, 2016 in antonyms, synonyms | 0 comments

I’ve been creating a new type of game based on a very old game. It is really a fun concept. Students complete nine little activities in a # shape to discover which row, line, or diagonal contains the Tic Tac Toe. I have made many of these for math. Here is a sample:

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Find the Tic Tac Toe Sample Math

These are available in sets of five (for 10 total games) for $1.50. Check them out here:

https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Ann-Fausnight/Category/Find-the-Tic-Tac-Toe

I have begun creating a some for language arts also. I have antonyms and synonyms as well as homophones completed. Here is a sample:

Find the Tic Tac Toe Language Arts Sample

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I am working on a set for facts and opinion. Can you suggests other language arts topics that would work with this format? I would love to hear your ideas.

Ann

 

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Antonyms Want Equal Time!

Posted by on Sep 18, 2012 in antonyms, vocabulary, vocabulary development, word study | 0 comments

“The antonyms for dreams are actuality, certainty, existence, fact, reality, substance, and truth.”—James Dye

But, boy, the power of dreams should not be discounted!

Synonyms of many words can easily be listed and compared, their connotations noted and discussed, and a decision made as to which one would be best to use. The same is true of antonyms in writing. I think a great exercise would be to make lists of synonyms for two antonyms. Students could consider the lists and try to create pairs with the most similar meaning. Here is a list of possible pairs:

Again conversation and discussion is an important element in the effectiveness of this lesson. Students need the opportunity to express their thinking and feelings in words.

Here is an Antonym heading for a Word Study notebook:

I had an amazing day. I hope yours was great as well!

Ann

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