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                                   ANTONYMS
TIP: Teach antonyms that can be easily demonstrated first. Start teaching concrete antonyms (big, little)
before teaching the more abstract concepts (right, wrong).
When teaching antonyms, bring the items or pictures of the items. Describe how they feel and then have
students think of other things that feel that way or look that way.
e.g. sharp-knife, scissors, dull-used pencil, used crayon
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Topic: Antonyms...matching
Objective(s):
Students will increase their vocabulary skills by matching given antonyms.
Students will increase their vocabulary skills by verbally stating/writing sentences with given antonym pairs.
Materials:
Cards with antonym pairs
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Procedure:
1. Write antonyms on two sets of cards.
2. Students have to match the pairs and make sentences.   
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Topic: Antonyms...repitition
Objective(s):
Students will increase their vocabulary skills by using appropriate antonyms in given sentences.
Materials:
NONE        or    Write target words on the board.
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Procedure:
1. Verbally state a sentence.
2. Students have to repeat the sentence using an antonym.
3. Can modify this, by writing the sentence on the board, underline the target word and  have students repeat
the sentence using an antonym.
4. Emphasize to your students how the meaning of the sentence changes when replacing certain words with
antonyms. This will help your students remember that antonyms are words with opposite meanings.
Introduction to antonyms worksheet
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Topic: Antonyms
Objective(s):
Students will increase their vocabulary skills by using antonyms appropriately.
Materials:
NONE        
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Procedure:
1. Provide students with an antonym pair word list on the board. Have students write a sentence with the
antonym. Discuss how the meaning of the sentence changes when the antonym is used.
2. Have students write 2 sentences, 1 sentence for each antonym pair.
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Topic: Describing
Objective(s):
Students will increase their vocabulary by using target vocabulary to describe appropriate objects.
Materials:
NONE
Procedure:
1. First describe items with given words. e.g. big tree, small box
2. Have students write a sentence using that phrase.
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Topic: Antonyms...Describing
Objective(s):
Students will use antonyms in sentences to describe pictures of various items.
Materials:
Students bring in pictures from magazines or internet of different items.
Procedure:
1. Students will show the pictures they brought.
2. Students will use a sentence to describe how it feels using opposites.
e.g. A giraffe is  tall, not short.
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Topic: Antonyms – I SPY
Objective(s):
Students will increase their vocabulary by using appropriate antonyms to correct the teacher's statements
about common objects.
Materials:
NONE
Procedure:
1. Talk about something in the classroom or a common object using an antonym.
e.g. I spy something dull on the shelf that cuts things.
2. Students have to correct you using the appropriate word.
E.g. I spy something sharp on the shelf that cuts things.

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Topic: Antonyms...Analogies
Objective(s):
Students will verbally state an analogy using antonym pairs.
Materials:
NONE for students.    Click here for a list of antonym pairs.
Procedure:
1. Write a list of antonym pairs on the board.
2. Students have to think of examples of   things with the targeted antonym pair.
e.g. heavy, light etc.  
3. Students have to provide an analogy using one sentence using the following carrier phrase.
A_______________ is______________, but a __________ is ______________.
e.g. A brick is heavy, but a feather is light.
A giraffe is tall, but a puppy is short.  
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Topic: Adjectives
Objective(s):
Students will increase their use of attributes.
Students will increase their vocabulary skills.
Materials:
NONE         
Procedure:
1. Teacher says ‘I spy something red, round and sweet’.
TIP 1: For younger students try to pick objects in the room.
2. Students have to guess what you are talking about.
TIP 2: Depending on your students’ age and level, you can increase the difficulty by picking items that are not
in the room. You can also have students make up their own sentences.
Have students earn a point if their classmates get the correct answer.
TIP 3: You can make a feely box, or a feely bag. Put 10 common objects in the bag and have students
describe what they feel. Can use various shapes, sizes, textures, and colors.
GAME:
HEDBANDZ is a great game to target these goals. Students have to guess the picture on their head,
and their classmates have to give them clues using attributes.
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Additional Tips/Suggestions

You can ask the classroom teacher for a list of words from the curriculum/ class reading list to target those
vocabulary words in therapy.
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Collage of magazine pictures is a great tool for targeting various language goals.
e.g. Make a collage of your favorite things
Create your own story using magazine pictures, or pictures from the internet.
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Role Playing.
Students get a card with a scenario on it. They have to act it out and finish the scenario their own way.
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