The student will be able to identify sets
of antonym’s from a children’s book.
 The student will be able to correctly
use an antonym.
 The student will be able to
demonstrate their knowledge of
antonyms by correctly giving a
contrasting/opposite term when they
are given a word.
Review synonyms, that
were covered in an
earlier lesson
Present book to
students – Stop and
Go, Yes and No: What
is an Antonym?
(Teacher should have
this on document
- Brian Cleary
Examine Title – point
out antonyms of
stop/go and yes/no.
Read the book
“popcorn style, “
teacher calling on
Students. (still using
document camera for
students to follow
Ask students during
the reading to pick
out pairs of antonym’s
on the page.
Teacher will
present one side
of the flashcard
in anticipation
that students will
be able to given
an antonym for
the word
presented – an
antonym will be
on the back-side
of the flashcard
Flashcards will be
used for guided
practice activity.
Use “Ant Answer
Cards” to identify
Have group of items in
the front of the room –
ask for student
volunteer – give them
term from Flashcard –
and have them pick
an object that
represents an
antonym for their
Other Students should
be filling out “Ant
Answer Cards.
-Terms to Use –
Students look at the given word – then go to the items provided an object that is
an antonym for their word!
Each student is
given an ant
head and ant tail
– they then take
turns pulling ant
bodies from a
bucket that
already display a
Students then
glue the ant
together, placing
it on a worksheet,
and fill in the tail
with an antonym
for the word
provided in the
body to create
“Antonym Ant!”
Once students glue
their ants on their
worksheet, they will
write a sentence
using the word they
were given and
their antonym –
circling the
antonyms in each
Once sentences
are written, they will
raise their hands for
teacher to look at,
if correct, they will
be given crayons to
begin drawing a
picture to represent
their sentences.
Once all students
have completed
their sentences
(not necessarily
their drawing)
they will share
their “antonym
ants” with the
members of their
group, in which
they are seated.
Teacher will
circulate the
room to check
for understanding
– and to see if
anyone can think
of another
antonym for the
given term.
Since students
will finish at
different times –
they can use any
additional time
they may have
to continue to
draw their
decorate their
worksheet, or
draw antenna’s,
feet, etc. on their
The completed
worksheet should
be turned into
the teacher to
check for