A poster showing the definition and examples of synonyms.
Print this poster out and display it in your classroom to assist students when learning and remembering what synonyms are.
Synonyms are different words that have the same meaning.
Hot – blazing, boiling, burning, fiery, flaming, heated, igneous, incandescent, roasting, scalding, scorching, searing, sizzling, smoking, steaming, sweltering, warm
Love – adore, adulation, affection, appreciation, crush, delight, devotion, infatuation, like, lust, passion, respect, sentiment, yearning
Sleep – bedtime, doze, dream, nap, rest, slumber, snooze
NSW Curriculum alignment
Uses basic grammatical features, punctuation conventions and vocabulary appropriate to the type of text when responding to and composing texts
Uses knowledge of sentence structure, grammar, punctuation and vocabulary to respond to and compose clear and cohesive texts in different media and technologies
Victorian Curriculum alignment
Understand how texts are made cohesive by the use of resources, including word associations, synonyms, and antonyms
Understand the use of vocabulary to express greater precision of meaning, and know that words can have different meanings in different contexts
Understand that cohesive links can be made in texts by omitting or replacing words
Australian Curriculum alignment
Understand how texts are made cohesive through language features, including word associations, synonyms, and antonymsElaborationsexploring how texts develop their themes and ideas, building information through connecting similar and contrasting dissi...
Understand the use of vocabulary to express greater precision of meaning, and know that words can have different meanings in different contextsElaborationsmoving from general, ‘all-purpose’ words, for example ‘cut’, to more sp...
Understand that cohesive links can be made in texts by omitting or replacing wordsElaborationsnoting how a general word is often used for a more specific word already mentioned, for example ‘Look at those apples. Can I have one?' (Skills: Liter...
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