Synonyms, Antonyms, and Homonyms

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Synonyms, Antonyms, and
Homonyms
Grade 3
By: Amanda Lundberg
What is a synonym?
• A synonym is a word that has the same
or nearly the same meaning as another
word.
• Example:
– Cold and Chilly
• Susie’s feet were cold, so she put on her slippers.
• Susie’s feet were chilly, so she put on her slippers.
What is an antonym?
• An antonym is a word opposite in
meaning to another word.
• Example:
– Short and Tall
• The person on the left is short.
• The person on the right is tall.
What is a homonym?
• A homonym is a word that is the same as
another in sound and/or spelling but
different in meaning.
• Example:
– Ant and Aunt
• An ant is an insect.
• An aunt is the sister of your mother or father.
Sing Along!
• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fEoF8
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Let’s Review!
• Nice and kind are:
– synonyms
• Happy and sad are:
– antonyms
• Bye and buy are:
– homonyms
• Quiet and loud are:
– antonyms
• Two and to are:
– homonyms
• Fast and quick are:
– synonyms
Game Time!
• Please get into teams of 4-5 students.
• In your teams, you will choose a point value and a
category for a question that you will answer
regarding synonyms, antonyms, or homonyms.
• If your team gets the answer right, your team
receives the selected amount of points.
• If your team gets the answer wrong, another team
can answer the question to earn those points.
• Ready? Let’s go!
Jeopardy
Synonyms
Antonyms
Homonyms
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Synonyms-100 Points
• What is a synonym for the word “nice”?
Synonyms-200 Points
• What is a synonym for the word
“cheerful”?
Synonyms-300 Points
• What is a synonym for the word “walk”?
Synonyms-400 Points
• What is a synonym for the word
“impolite”?
Synonyms-500 Points
• What is a synonym for the word “honest”?
Antonyms-100 Points
• What is an antonym for the word “up”?
Antonyms-200 Points
• What is an antonym for the word “dark”?
Antonyms-300 Points
• What is an antonym for the word “right”?
Antonyms-400 Points
• What is an antonym for the word “old”?
Antonyms-500 Points
• What is an antonym for the word
“talkative”?
Homonyms-100 Points
• Describe the definitions of the words “I”
and “eye”.
Homonyms-200 Points
• Describe the definitions of the words
“meet” and “meat”.
Homonyms-300 Points
• Describe the definitions of the words
“mail” and “male”.
Homonyms-400 Points
• Describe the definitions of the words
“hair” and “hare”.
Homonyms-500 Points
• Describe the definitions of the words
“Sunday” and “sundae”.

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