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Adjective opposites

Adjective opposites


An adjective is a word that describes a noun (person, place, or thing). Adjectives that have opposite meanings, like big and small, are called antonyms.

Download our The opposite of big and The opposite of happy activities below.

These activities introduce the idea of opposites (or antonyms). Which word means the opposite of big? Which word means the opposite of happy? These activities have also been designed for handwriting practice.


Common Core Alignment:

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.K.5.B Demonstrate understanding of frequently occurring verbs and adjectives by relating them to their opposites (antonyms).


Hot and cold are adjectives and antonyms (opposites) of each other. New and old are also adjectives and antonyms. antonyms (opposites) of each other. New and old are also adjectives and antonyms.



Deep Dive

Read our report on the Science of Reading. Research-based reading instruction must incorporate the 5 pillars of reading: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. This report provides an easy to understand overview of each of these pillars and explains the important connection between how the brain learns to read (the Neuroscience of Reading) and how we teach children to read (The Science of Reading Instruction). It also explains why helping children build connections between letters and sounds, through phonics and phonemic awareness, is so crucial for the developing reading mind. This report is perfect for sharing with colleagues and friends!