Vocabulary Instructional Routine: Synonyms

This Vocabulary Instructional Routine: Synonyms lesson plan also includes:

Young scholars work with word cards to define and identify synonyms, antonyms, and homophones. Participants listen to instruction, read word cards, discuss their new-found knowledge, and put it into action by creating sentences and spelling words.  

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Copy and laminate word cards for continued use
  • Keep word cards in an envelope for pupils to work with when they complete other tasks early 
Classroom Considerations

  • The words used for the synonym lesson have a negative connotation; change words for a more uplifting learning environment 
  • The duration reflects the completion of one lesson each day over the course three days 

  • The plan is written in thorough detail 
  • Scaffolding ideas and adaptations are provided 
  • A routine for each concept creates a sense of familiarity 

  • Contains errors but does not take away from the overall meaning 
Common Core