Synonym worksheets help students gain a deeper understanding of words and their relationships to each other. As kids progress through elementary school, synonym lessons help expand their vocabulary and improve reading and comprehension skills. Click on the image of the worksheet you want to try, then download and print the worksheet and included answer key using these helpful tips.
Kindergarten Synonym Worksheet
Before doing the kindergarten farm synonym worksheet, make sure students understand what a synonym is and review things you'd find on a farm. For this kindergarten synonym worksheet, kids will need to cut out the synonym words and glue them in the empty box next to the word they resemble most.
First Grade Synonym Worksheet
In this 1st grade synonym worksheet, students are asked to think of synonyms as siblings. They are similar, but they aren't the same, just like brothers and sisters. Kids will need to use a different color to circle each synonym pair in the house.
Second Grade Synonym Worksheet
This 2nd grade garden synonym worksheet features a fill-in-the-blanks story about a garden where kids choose a word from the Word Bank to match with each provided word. You can turn it into an antonym worksheet by asking kids to think of antonyms for each bold word and write them on the blank lines.
Third Grade Synonym Worksheet
Students will need to unscramble ten words to find the synonyms for the words listed. To extend this third grade synonym worksheet, you can ask students to write another synonym or even an antonym for each word.
Fourth Grade Synonym Worksheet
Kids in fourth grade should be able to choose the best synonym from a variety of similar words. This 4th grade synonym worksheet challenges students to circle one word from a group of four words that is the best synonym for the given word.
Fifth Grade Synonym Worksheet
Give students in fifth grade a little freedom with this open-ended synonym worksheet. Older kids will be asked to write a short paragraph about their day, then identify 10 words in their paragraph and choose a synonym for each one.
Sixth Grade Synonym Worksheet
Older students will be challenged with this 6th grade synonym worksheet because they'll need to understand the meanings of 20 "re" vocabulary words in order to find their synonyms. Students are given a cluster of similar words and have to identify which synonym from the Word Bank fits with the cluster. Kids can look up the definitions of the Word Bank words first to make the activity easier.
Success With Synonyms
Synonym worksheets can be used to teach synonyms and antonyms or to practice synonym skills. If you use the worksheets in a dry-erase sleeve or use a pencil to complete them, you can easily reuse them as antonym worksheets by changing the directions slightly. You can extend your lessons by reading synonym and antonym picture books with younger kids or playing a printable antonym game with older kids.
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