Thursday, October 16, 2014

Synonyms and Antonyms

In Mrs. Essenburg's class we are learning about synonyms and antonyms. We learned that using synonyms and antonyms are a great way to make our writing come alive.

What are synonyms and antonyms?

Synonyms are words that are very similar in meaning.

For example, frightened, scared, terrified, and spooked are all synonyms. They all mean pretty much the same thing. When we write, it is a good idea to think of synonyms so our writing is more interesting and we don't use the same words over and over again.

Antonyms are words that mean the opposite.

For example, an antonym of confident might be unsure. An antonym of messy might be tidy. An antonym of normal might be uncommon.

We brainstormed a list of synonyms and antonyms and then used created some examples for you. We used the app Haiku Deck to make our examples.

Here are some of our synonyms we made on Haiku Deck:


Copy of Antonyms - Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires


Copy of Title - Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires


Angry - Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires


Raise - Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires

Here are some examples of antonyms we made on Haiku Deck:


Copy of Antonyms - Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires


Title - Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires


Big/little - Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires

Coming up with synonyms and antonyms is fun! Below is a list of ten words. 

Empty
Slow
Wide
Shallow
Soft
Heavy
Delicious
Silent
Smile
Sleepy

Can you think of either synonyms or antonyms for these words...or maybe both? We would love to hear your ideas!

Comment below with one or more of these words and a synonym or antonym to go along with it. Remember to leave a quality comment!

8 comments:

  1. Dear Mrs. Essenburg's Class,
    We take your antonym challenge!
    Empty-full
    slow-speedy
    Wide-narrow
    Shallow-deep
    soft-rough
    Heavy-light
    delicious-disgusting
    silent-loud,noisy
    smile-frown
    sleepy-active
    You have a great blog!
    From Mrs. Avnor's Class
    avnorclassblog.weebly.com

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  2. Mrs. Essenburg's ClassOctober 24, 2014 at 6:47 AM

    Thank you for taking our antonym challenge. You came up with some great antonyms. We had a lot of fun making our synonym and antonym haiku decks. We look forward to visiting your blog.

    Mrs. Essenburg's Class

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  3. Dear class,

    I am going to. Full-packed.
    Said-laughed-giggled-silent-whine-whispered.

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  4. Dear class,
    i like smile-frown.what is your favorite?

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  5. Dear Class,

    I am going to do some antonyms!

    EMPTY - over flowing
    SLOW- fast
    WIDE - skinny
    SHALLOW- deep
    SOFT - scratchy
    HEAVY - light
    DELISUS- gross

    THANKYOU!

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  6. Dear Class

    I am going to do antonym. tall and small the person is small the person is tall.

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  7. Dear Class,

    I am going to type some antonyms. Smile-groan. Up-down. Boom-splat. Soft-hard. Jump-fall.

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  8. Dear Class,

    I am going to do antonyms. An antonym for delicious is gross. An antonym for smile is frown.

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