Students match 32 word cards (16 containing synonyms and 16 containing antonyms) to create a total of 16 word matches (8 synonym matches and 8 antonym matches). Students then record their matches on the provided sheet.
An independent literacy center perfect for practicing newly learned skills or for reviewing synonyms and antonyms.
The activity can also be differentiated to fit students' needs. For example, the cards can be pre-sorted into specific baggies containing only synonym cards or only antonym cards. Or, all the cards can be mixed together to create a more challenging activity. Only one card per match has an image on it (synonym cards contain pictures of bugs and antonyms cards contain pictures of flowers), so the students will have to sort through all of the cards to find the correct match.