Lesson Plan : What Are Antonyms?

Teacher Name:
 Mr. Braun
 Grade 2
 Language Arts

 Antonyms and their use.
 Antonyms, How to Define and use them properly.
 SWBAT tell what an antonym is.
 Students will define antonyms. Students will find antonyms in sentences read aloud to the class. Students will produce a pair of antonyms and draw a picture representing them.
 Overhead with sentences containing a definition of antonyms and sentences containing antonyms, construction paper, crayons.
 Teacher will ask students to listen to a set of sentences using a pair of antonyms. for example "Antwon got up off his bike and went inside. Antwon sat down on the couch in front of the TV." The teacher will then ask the students what we can say about the two sentences and then focus on the words "up" and "down". Lead students to say that "up" and "down" are opposites.
 Teacher explains that today we are going to learn about antonyms. Teacher goes on to define antonyms as words that have opposite meanings like "up" and "down". Teacher displays definition on the overhead. Underneath the definition are some sentences that contain more antonyms. Teacher reads sentences aloud and picks out antonyms demonstartaing how to look for opposites.
 Teacher reads another set of sentences and asks for students to find antonyms for the class. Teacher allows for all students to participate.
 For students who can not write complete sentences it would be satisfactory for the student to simply identify a set of antonyms such as up/down or on/off. Teacher may decide to help students with motor problems to sketch a picture which the student may then trace as long as the student identifies what the picture should contain.
Checking For Understanding:
 See independent practice. Teacher may also give sets of antonyms and synonyms and ask students to identify the antonyms.
 Students may be asked what they learned today. Students should be guided to give a definition of antonyms.

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