These 50 analogies are based on vocabulary from THE PINBALLS. The file is provided in Microsoft Word format so you can mix and match, using the vocabulary words you want to concentrate on. (NOTE: If you have problems downloading this file, leave me a message through TPT.) Students are given a thorough explanation of both synonym and antonym analogies. Then they are instructed to decide the type of analogy and choose the word that correctly completes it. See the preview to read the instruction students are given.
Here are some examples of analogies:
"Too bad there's not a VACCINE."
note : message : : vaccine : _____
d. chicken pox
Still Thomas J HESITATED.
sobbed : laughed : : hesitated : _____
"Somebody put in a dime and punched a button and out we came, ready or not, and settled in the same GROOVE."
question : answer : : groove : _____
She looked around to see whom she could PESTER.
have : possess : : pester : _____
a. play with
b. talk to
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