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Super Word Kid 1A Superhero Was Born
  • What are Synonyms?

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Before the lesson lets play Odd One Out!
Which word is different from the others?
How about the rest? What is in common?
pleased
pleased
glad
glad
happy
sad
sad
happy
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Odd One Out!
Which word is different from the others?
How about the rest? What is in common?
beautiful
ugly
beautiful
ugly
pretty
handsome
handsome
pretty
4
Odd One Out!
Which word is different from the others?
How about the rest? What is in common?
heavy
heavy
skinny
skinny
thin
slim
slim
thin
5
Odd One Out!
Which word is different from the others?
How about the rest? What is in common?
weep
laugh
weep
laugh
cry
sob
sob
cry
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Odd One Out!
Which word is different from the others?
How about the rest? What is in common?
weep
weep
sob
sob
cry
unhappy
unhappy
cry
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Who is he?Lets read about him!
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LOCAL NEWS
Date today 26/03/2046
Who is Super Word Kid?
Super Word Kid is actually a Primary 6
student in disguise! His real name is Jack
White. Born on Planet Word, Jack left his
home planet when he was a baby. He was raised by
Mr. and Mrs. White on Earth since then. Jack
is a great kid. His parent discovered his great
power and great love of words when he was young.
He read all the great books in the house at the
age of one. When he was four, he already knew
every word in the dictionary. Having the
power to fly faster than light, to lift things as
heavy as a building, to bend steel with his
strong arms and to travel in time, Super Word Kid
fights bad guys for world peace and for the right
use of words.
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What is a biography?
  • The story of a persons life written by another
    person.

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LOCAL NEWS
Date today 26/03/2046
Who is Super Word Kid?
Super Word Kid is actually a Primary 6
student in disguise! His real name is Jack
White. Born on Planet Word, Jack left his
home planet when he was a baby. He was raised by
Mr and Mrs White on Earth since then. Jack
is a great kid. His parents discovered his great
power and great love of words when he was young.
He read all the great books in the house at the
age of one. When he was four, he already knew
every word in the dictionary. Having the
power to fly faster than light, to lift things as
heavy as a building, to bend steel with his
strong arms and to travel in time, Super Word Kid
fights bad guys for world peace and for the right
use of words.
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Look at the paragraph again.What can you see?
  • Jack is a great kid. His parent discovered his
    great power and great love of words when he was
    young. He read all the great books in the house
    at the age of one.

great
great
great
great
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  • What should we do to make it
  • more interesting ?

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What are synonyms?
  • Synonyms are words that have the same, or very
    similar meaning.
  • They need to be the same part of speech.

Synonym
Word
Part of speech
unhappy
sad
adjective
weep
cry
verb
kid
child
noun
unhappily
sadly
adverb
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  • How to find a right synonymfor the repeated
    words ?

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1. Look it up in a thesaurus
  • What is a thesaurus?
  • It is a book that lists words and their synonyms.

definitions synonyms antonyms
Dictionary
Thesaurus
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Where can you find synonyms?
  • 1. Look up the word in a thesaurus.
  • Go to Thesaurus.com
  • http//www.thesaurus.com/

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g
gr
gre
grea
great
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Where can you find synonyms?
  • 2. Look up the word in a dictionary.
  • Go to Wordsmyth children's dictionary
  • http//www.wordsmyth.net/

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great
grea
g
gre
gr
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One thing to note
  • Some words have more than one
  • meaning.
  • We call them homonyms.
  • With different meanings,
  • they have different
  • synonyms.

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  • great
  • Meaning 1
  • very big in size or number
  • Synonyms
  • big, large, huge
  • Meaning 2
  • very important
  • Synonyms
  • vital, serious
  • Meaning 3
  • very good
  • Synonyms
  • wonderful, excellent, cool, super, fantastic
  • Meaning 4
  • Meaning 5

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Can you use any synonyms to replace the word
great in this sentence?
  • Peter is a great football player.

Meaning 1 great ? big in size Peter is a big
football player.
Meaning 2 great ? very important Peter is a
serious football player.
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  • Peter is a great football player.
  • Meaning 3 great ? wonderful, excellent, super
  • Peter is a wonderful football player.

The word wonderful is stronger and more
expressive. Using the right synonym makes you a
better writer.
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Now you try. Replace the red word with a synonym.
  • Peter caught a cold last night. He was very sick.

Lets look up the word in a dictionary.
Go to www.wordsmyth.net
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Now you try. Replace the red word with a synonym.
  • Peter caught a cold last night. He was very sick.
  • Important
  • Not all the synonyms can replace a word.

29
Can you help Super Word Kid?
  • His friend, Captain Doggy, is doing homework.
  • Can you help him to rewrite the sentences so that
    they become more interesting?

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  • What will I be?
  • When I am big, I will buy a big house and a
    big car. Outside the big house, I will plant many
    big trees and build a big pond in my big garden.

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Why use synonyms?
  • Synonyms are useful in writing.
  • They can make your writing more interestingand
    enjoyable.
  • How do you use them in writing?

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Step 1 Brainstorming
  • Can you think of any words with similar meaning ?
  • Big
  • large
  • huge

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Step 2 Go to thesaurus.com
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Step 3 Look for the right synonyms of the word
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large / gigantic / huge / spacious / roomy /
enormous
  • When I am big, I will buy a _______ house
    and a _______ car. Outside the _______ house, I
    will plant many _______ trees and build a _______
    pond in my _______ garden.

spacious
large
roomy
enormous
gigantic
huge
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