Analogies with Antonyms
(visual/auditory/oral/kinesthetic)

Have students use a class thesaurus to write analogies based on antonyms. Provide them with the examples on the right. Then have them use some of the words listed below the examples to write their own analogies. Suggest that students read their analogies aloud to a partner, leaving out the last word in each for their partner to supply.
Examples:
  • Strange is to familiar as same is to different.
  • Complicated is to simple as careful is to careless.
  • Incredible is to believable as innocent is to guilty.
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Words for Building Analogies
  brilliant
  excellent
  capable
  evident
  generous
  positive
  construct
  valuable
  preceding






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