Synonym Activities & Games

Instructor: David Wood

David has taught Honors Physics, AP Physics, IB Physics and general science courses. He has a Masters in Education, and a Bachelors in Physics.

The English language has more words than almost any other and many of them mean the same thing. Help students get to grips with the confusing world of synonyms with these games and activities.

Learning Synonyms

Kids need to learn about synonyms for multiple reasons. It helps with reading skills as textbooks, novels, or articles, which will often use multiple words for the same thing. It also gives students more options in their own writing. Lastly, it begins the path towards students realizing that different words can have the same meaning, but with subtly different connotations. Learning synonyms can be repetitive and dull because they can be learned through nothing more than repetition and rote memorization. However, we can make the process more enjoyable and engaging for students with some simple activities and games.

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