These are a quick homophone, homonym, synonym and antonym activities that I like to use in my classroom. I use them in two ways.
First I read a book on the type of word. I recommend the following books:
Dear Deer by Gene Barretta
How Much Can a Bare Bear Bear by Brian Cleary
If You Were a Homonym or Homophone by Nancy Loewen
Aunt Ant Leaves Through Leaves by Nancy Coffelt
If You Were a Synonym by Michael Dahl.
If You Were an Antonym by Nancy Loewen
I print the posters as a poster (200%) and display them for students. There is a poster for each word type as well as an acrostic poem for each word.
Then I use the cards:
As a scavenger hunt. I place one or both sets of cards around the room and give students the corresponding recording sheet. If using both I have students use the clipart so they know which column to record the word in - I tell them to do all one set of clipart first. They walk around the room and find matching words and record on their sheet. If doing close to Easter I place the cards in a plastic egg first – then place around the room.
When using the homonym cards I place both sets around the room. Students find the number card first, read the card, pick out the word they think is the homonym then look for another card with the same word- record the letter and homonym word (spells – Some Bunny Loves Me)
2. As a center activity during language arts. I place the materials in the center and students complete the activity.
There are 16 homonym word pairs, 24 homophone, 24 synonym and 24 antonym word pairs.
I have included follow up worksheets. If using as a whole class I put the card pairs out and students select 1 pair at a time to work with.
Using the words in sentences.
Illustrate the word pairs.
Colour the word pairs.
Match the homophones/synonyms.