Synonyms, Antonyms, and Asides

Synonyms, antonyms, and asides build on words students already know to introduce new, rich and unfamiliar words.  Use terms close together: an unfamiliar word or phrase, and a cognate or familiar word or phrase.  The end result should be natural, not formulaic.

A man “was poor, not rich…he had little”

“He longed for , wished for, wanted to have”

“a small house, a tiny hut”

“He lived a lonely life; he lived alone…He lived a quiet life.”

Something fell in a bush. “A bush is a small true, not a tall tree…like a rose bush.”

It was “wounded,” “hurt,”  “injured.”