Fourth Grade has been playing games in the library in order to learn about synonyms, antonyms, and homophones! Fourth graders played coffeepot, a synonym challenge, and name that pair. First they were given a pair of homophones (eight/ate; one/won) and they had to get the class to guess what was on their card. Students made up sentences using both homophones but used the word coffeepot instead of the homophone! Can you guess the samples below?
I have a coffeepot car. / I coffeepot a bubble with my chewing gum.
I coffeepot pizza for dinner last night. / I read coffeepot books this summer.
Fourth graders were also given cards and partners were challenged to think of more synonyms than other groups. How many synonyms can you think of to replace – mad, sad, or glad? Then we looked at the thesaurus to see some that were missed!!! (Quite a few!)
For our final game students were put into two teams and challenged to name why two words were put together. Are they antonym, synonym, or homophone? (Or are they none, Mrs. Abernathy is sneaky!)
reign / rain
song/dance (Ha, Ha)
Try these games in the car! It’s great to review!!!