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Grammar Basics: Synonyms

Grammar Basics: Synonyms

Author: Rebecca Oberg

This learning packet should review:
-Definition of synonym
-Examples of synonyms
-Definitions of thesaurus, antonym, homonym, and mnemonic device
-Memory tips for frequently used (and misused) homonyms

"A synonym is a word you use when you can't spell the word you first thought of." ~Burt Bacharach (

This packet offers a detailed look at synonyms, offering a definition as well as several examples. The packet also discusses antonyms, how to use a thesaurus, homonyms, and mnemonic devices. Students will learn memory tips for remembering commonly used and misused homonyms as well. Finally, students have the opportunity to view several helpful clips about synonyms and homonyms from sources in popular culture.

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Synonyms and Homonyms

An informative and interactive slide show giving information about Synonyms and Homonyms.

Source: Rebecca Oberg, various sources cited in slide show

Synonym Song: Sesame Street

This is a catchy song about synonyms featured on a classic episode of Sesame Street.

Source: YouTube, Sesame Street

Homonym Game: Zoom

This is a game played on the classic television show "Zoom" which really drives home the concept of homonyms.

Source: YouTube