Lesson Plan


In this lesson students will learn and practice with antonyms.

Students will be able to define what an antonym is and recognize different antonyms. 

English Language Arts
Grades 1 – 2
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1 Hook

Activity: Reading

Read the book The Foot Book to students. 

Before reading ask them what they think the word Antonym means and what they think the story will be about. 

2 Direct Instruction

Activity: Conversing

Explain to students that an antonym is two words with the opposite meaning. 

Have students repeat the definition of antonym to you then to a friend.

Repeat the definition again then give examples.

Have students turn to a partner and tell them the definition of antonym and examples 

Play the Antonym Are Opposites video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5XJuH57tf0


3 Guided Practice

Activity: Creating

Have students come up with a list of antonyms 

Have students trace their feet on construction paper following the theme in The Foot Book.

Have students write one word and illustrate on one of the feet they traced and the antonym of that word on their other foot. 

4 Independent Practice

When students finish their opposite feet have them go to their desk and play the opposites with a partner. 

5 Closing/Assessment

Activity: Assessing

Have students come together as a class and come in front of the board and take turns matching the antonyms that you have prepared.