Learning intention: Develop the children’s understanding of ‘ opposites’, which are words with the opposite meaning to other words, and introduce the term antonym.
What is a thesaurus?
Understand that many prefixes and some suffixes can be used to create synonyms.
e.g. un-,in-, and non- not
de-, dis- mean undo or remove
mis- means ‘wrongly’ or ‘not’
ex- means ‘out’ or ‘away from’
-less and -ful make adjectives with the opposite meaning, either’ without’ something or ‘ full’ of it.
How many antonyms can you find for the word ‘big’?
(Mild) I can rewrite sentences, replacing underlined words with its opposite.
(Hot)I can find the opposites of words (Antonyms), both orally in class discussion, and in my written tasks,
(Spicy) I an select sentences relating to current topics and create my own sentences for my learning partner to rewrite with an antonym.