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

Have students use a class thesaurus to write analogies based on antonyms. Provide them with the examples shown here. 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:
  • crucial : unimportant :: sharp : dull
  • sudden : gradual :: gracious : rude
  • incredible : believable :: innocent : guilty


  • Words for Building Analogies
      cheerful
      interesting
      agree

      cowardice
      tidy
      hope

      wobbly
      microscopia
      shorten

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