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Spring Activities: Antonyms

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Spring Activities: Antonyms Literacy Centers, Recording Sheets & Optional Awards

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★ 39 page download – 120 Words (60 pairs of antonyms)

Spring Themes: Frogs & Lilypads, Birds and Nests, Butterflies and Flowers, Insects and Leaves, Children and Meadows

The sets of cards can be used as follows:

Activity 1: Memory/Concentration - 5 separate games with 24 cards in each set. Place those 24 cards (12 pairs) face down in 4 rows of 6. Students play Memory or Concentration, turning over 2 cards at a time and keeping them if they are antonyms. The game is over when all cards are gone. The winner is the student with the most cards. Keep cards that belong together in individual baggies. It will be easy to keep the correct cards together because the Spring backings will print out the same. Ask students to record the words if you’d like.

Activity 2:
Simply give individuals or small groups of students the 24 cards in a set, and ask them to match them up as antonyms. Then students use the Spring themed recording sheets to write the pairs of antonyms.

Activity 3: Play as a “Go Fish” game. Put 2 sets of cards together . Deal 5 cards to each player. A player asks another player, “Do you have an antonym for ‘big’?”, etc. If not, the player would draw a card from the pile. Instead of students holding cards in their hands, you can create a long tent with a sheet of 9 x 12 construction paper, and students can prop up their cards along the tent.

Activity 4: Print the “Lily Pads, Nests, Meadows, Flowers, and Leaves ” sheets out, and do not cut them up. Keep each of the 5 sheets in tact to use as game boards. Print out the sets of “Frogs, Birds, Children, Butterflies, and Insects,” but you won’t need to run backings for them. Place cards that match each “gameboard” face down. Students take turns drawing cards and seeing if a card matches to any of the antonyms on their gameboards. The first student to fill his or her game board is the winner.

Common Core State Standards Addressed:
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

• • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.5b Demonstrate understanding of frequently occurring verbs and adjectives by relating them to their opposites (antonyms).

• • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.5c Use the relationship between particular words (e.g., synonyms, antonyms, homographs) to better understand each of the words.

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