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    Ireland915 is offline Junior Member Newbie
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    Hi everbody! My 4th grade son and I are new to T4L and homeschooling this year. He has completed the 2nd quiz in LA on synonyms and only scored 63%.

    Should I have him do the lessons over again or is there something else I can use in conjuction with T4L? I don't want him to move onto the next lesson, which is antonyms until I'm sure he has a good grasp of synonyms.

    Can anybody offer any advice or tips on what you do with your kids? Thank you in advance!

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    You can have him repeat the lesson as many times as you like.

    We like to play verbal word games. You can make this painless by doing it on car trips. Say a word and see if he can come up with a synonym. See if you can both think of more than one synonym for each word.

    Teach him to make up a sentence using the word in question, and then substitute his proposed synonym to make sure it doesn't change the meaning of the sentence.

    This is a good time to introduce using a thesaurus, if he isn't already familiar with them. Make a list of half-a-dozen words and have him look up the synonyms.

    If you like worksheets, a Google search will find lots of free synonym worksheets for you. I subscribe to Enchanted Learning. You can view the thumbnails even without a subscription, and model your own worksheets after those. Here are the synonym sheets:

    http://www.enchantedlearning.com/synonyms/

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    Thank you so much Kelly! I did a google search and found some wonderful things to use with him. You're word game ideas are great, too and we'll definitely be using those!
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    You can also find free synonym worksheets by searching free printable synonym worksheets.
    Plus you can work up or down a level...I don't know about 3rd, but 5th grade has synonyms too.

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