If you are going to teach synonyms (like with my superhero synonyms activity), the next activity typically is antonyms. Building vocabulary is what we do as speech-language pathologists. Many students struggle comprehending synonyms and antonyms. A true test of understanding vocabulary is understanding there is an opposite. In this pack, you will find materials (level 1 and 2) to work on antonyms. Level 1 is more basic/common vocabulary. Level 2 relates more to common core/classroom curriculum vocabulary. This activity pack addresses antonyms in regard to receptive and expressive language. It also utilizes auditory comprehension, verbal expression, answering questions, and addresses auditory memory.
Visual poster: one strategy is to provide visual aids to assist students in recall and understanding. It enables them to advocate for themselves and compensate for difficulties. This pack provides a visual to laminate and hang while working on this skill. It provides a sentence strip to use to also expand utterance length.
Matching cards: these cards come in the 2 levels (different graphics to help with sorting the two). They can be used to introduce antonyms, drill, and play memory/matching games. Can students use the sentence strip to express the matching pairs? All you have to is print, glue to card stock or index cards and laminate.
Sentence substitution: Students can draw a card and read it or you can read it to them to work on auditory comprehension. Students must substitute the underlined word with an antonym. Which version makes the most sense? Some sentences will require some changes to help make the sentence flow and be grammatically correct. Can they do that? Again, this activity comes in the two levels using the vocabulary from the matching cards. All you have to do is print and laminate. You can use this activity with any motivating game: Jenga, CandyLand, Chutes and Ladders, Connect 4, or any other game your students are motivated by!
Review worksheet: I created a matching review worksheet in two levels to help with review. This can assess understanding, recalling concept in a follow-up lesson or sent home for home practice. Just print and go!
View this activity pack at my TpT store. Let me know what you think! I think you will find the two levels helpful and useful!