in a sentence (before the noun they modify). Antonyms tend to be adjectives, adverbs and verbs, with relatively few nouns qualifying as true antonyms. For example “high” (an adjective), “slowly” (an adverb) and “to fast” (a verb) all have antonyms, while “table” (a noun) does not. Antonyms are fun to learn about using matching and pick-it games.
Kids like learning antonyms thanks to online antonym games as well as online kids dictionaries. There are many antonym resources for teachers available for creating antonym lesson plans, antonym worksheets and antonym classroom activities. Also online, a kids’ thesaurus is a useful way to create antonym lists as is a kids’ dictionary.
Antonym games for elementary school students are very popular with third, fourth and fifth graders, while the Basal Reader Antonym Match is an ideal middle school antonym game. Playing High school antonym games is an excellent college prep exercise leading to success on standardized tests as they feature numerous antonym and synonym questions.
ESL students also greatly benefit from using antonym vocabulary games to help them master word opposites.