Welcome to class!
In today’s class! We shall be discussing Vocabulary Acquisition by exploring the relationships between words. This is where you’ll discover how words are connected, related, and intertwined, enriching your understanding of language.
Vocabulary acquisition | Explanations of the relationship between words
Imagine we’re linguists, dissecting the intricate connections between words!
Today, we’ll learn how words are related to each other and how understanding these relationships can expand our vocabulary. You’ll uncover synonyms, antonyms, homonyms, and more.
Synonyms: Words with Similar Meanings:
Imagine you’re collecting gems that shine with the same light. Synonyms are words that have similar meanings. For example:
Happy and joyful
Small and little
Purchase and buy
Antonyms: Words with Opposite Meanings:
Think of antonyms as friends who stand on opposite sides. Antonyms are words that have opposite meanings. For example:
Hot and cold
Fast and slow
Big and small
Tall and short
Homonyms: Words that Sound Alike:
Homonyms are like word twins, they sound alike but have different meanings. For example:
Bark (of a tree) and bark (a dog’s sound)
Bat (a sports tool) and bat (a flying mammal)
Homographs: Words that Look Alike:
Homographs are words that look the same but might sound different or have different meanings. For example:
Tear (to cry) and tear (a rip)
Lead (to guide) and lead (a metal)
Compound Words: Words Teamed Up:
Compound words are like word partnerships. They’re formed by combining two or more words. For example:
Tooth + brush = toothbrush
Rain + coat = raincoat
Rain + bow = Rainbow
I want you to tell me a word that you find interesting, and think of its synonyms, antonyms, or any related words.
Over the weekend, play a word association game with your family. Take turns saying a word and seeing who can come up with related words the quickest.
We have come to the end of today’s class. I hope you enjoyed the class!
In the next class, we shall be discussing Concepts of print | Recognitions of title page, margins, illustrations, pictures, and diagrams label.
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