Instruction & Practice in Teaching & Learning Words with Similar or Opposite Meanings
Part 6 of What’s the Word? = Synonyms & Opposites
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Who It’s For: Progressing Language Learners & Readers Ready for “Nuances of Meaning.” Their Teachers & Helpers.
Why You Need It: When English users have enough vocabulary to communicate basic needs and simple ideas, they’ll want a variety of ways to express identical, similar, comparable, or contrary thoughts. Skills in “Saying the Same Thing in Different Ways” leads to more precise and effectively communication.
What You’ll Do:
 Find out why it’s useful to know synonyms and opposites—and why literal translation and simplistic repetition doesn’t work in real life.
 Substitute usable synonyms for words in an article “The Powerful Influence of Weather.” Answer questions about its content with a variety of vocabulary choices.
 Try out ways to choose the “best” synonym for each context.
 Expand phrasing skills through judicious use of opposites in pairs of complementary & contrasting sentences.
 To continue “Learning Beyond the Book,” make Vocabulary Charts of Synonyms & Opposites. Enjoy “playing with the possibilities” of expressing the same information and ideas with different words, connotations, and feelings.