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.”