Synonyms and Antonyms – This free, fifth-grade vocabulary lesson reviews age-appropriate synonyms and antonyms such as hinder: prevent, interfere, and assist and competent: ineffective, skillful, and capable. Students read short sentences and sort words as synonyms or antonyms. Helpful hints are provided that use each word in a sentence to help students classify the words. Specific feedback reminds students of the definition of synonyms and antonyms.
Context Clues – Students play detective in this free, fifth-grade Reading Comprehension lesson. Students help Jermaine find his Grandma’s lost hat by using context clues in her email and in witness testimony. Students are actively involved throughout the lesson by interviewing witnesses, keeping careful notes, and narrowing down the clues to solve this mystery.
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use:
Use the relationship between particular words (e.g., synonyms, antonyms, homographs) to better understand each of the words.
Use context (e.g., cause/effect relationships and comparisons in text) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.