Why and how is a song about Antonyms effective for students?
Antonyms are words that have opposite meanings. Because children pick up on the concept of opposites quite easily, understanding antonyms is usually a matter of remembering the fancy word “antonym.” The GrammarSong video “Antonym” uses a character called Antonym who is running into trouble for doing the opposite of what he is told. Since all children can relate to the character, the framework of the song provides a memorable tool for recalling the meaning of this concept.
Great! What related activities are included with the video?
Simple Antonym Match:
Print out, cut apart, and play. Use in cooperative groups or at centers. For an extension, distribute the game cards for students to illustrate antonym cards to make a class antonym book. Allow your children or students to brainstorm additional antonyms to make their own antonym matching games.
Antonym Game Cards:
For use within a cooperative learning structure. For example, distribute one game card to each student and conduct a “Silent Search.” Without talking, students walk around the room holding up their game card for all to see. Partners visually look for their matching partner and stand together or “come together to the rug” or another area of the classroom designated. Once all partners have found their matches, facilitate an oral check by allowing each partner pair to present their match to be validated by the other students.
An effective grammar sheet for learning.
Intermediate Antonym Match:
Print out and cut apart for an immediate activity. For added differentiated instruction, allow students who have grasped the concept to make their own antonym matching games.
Upper-Level Antonym Match:
Print out and cut apart for students with higher vocabularies. For added differentiated instruction, invite students who have gained proficiency with the concept to make their own matching games.
Wow! So much is included! Are all your products this effective?
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