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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2016 12:40 pm 
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Please could anyone recommend any tips for building up speed and accuracy on synonyms and antonyms. My DS2 is struggling with this and I wondered if there was any books which were solely aimed at this topic.

Any advice greatly appreciated!!


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2016 1:07 pm 
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We used set of 13 vocab books from AE Tuition and 3 Schonnel books and found them quite useful not only for word learning but also for Cloze familiarisation/practice.

You can also look at the following online resources for learning new words and building speed.

Freerice.com
Learnthat.org

As you have rightly pointed out speed is the key for Antonyms/synonyms and children are expected to answer anywhere between 50 to 80 words in roughly 15 minutes.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2016 8:11 pm 
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Hi nard

I tried using this 8 letter game off woodlands junior school

http://www.eastoftheweb.com/cgi-bin/top_scores.pl?game=eight

We also used free rice.

Both helped with vocabulary and synonyms & 8 letter game also seemed to help with close style fill in the blank words with only a few letters present.

Hope that helps.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2016 10:45 pm 
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There is a useful little book by Christine R. Draper: 'Synonyms and Antonyms. Vocabulary for the CEM style 11 plus'. It's a work book with word-banks and exercises, you could use it both for building up vocabulary and practising speed.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2016 7:15 am 
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http://www.scholastic.com/wordgirl/synonym_toast.htm


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2016 8:34 am 
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yoyo123 wrote:
http://www.scholastic.com/wordgirl/synonym_toast.htm

What a brilliant game - and harder than it looks!

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2016 4:42 am 
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we had our son drill. i posted a little python script I wrote here
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=44835


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2016 11:23 am 
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I managed 13800 after getting used to it. Is there any way to vary the difficulty. The words don't vary too much, but I like the speed bit. Y4 DD2 managed with a bit of help 8500 after a few goes, but if you don't know a word then you don't know it.

Strange one this, I liked it for speed and for showing a bit about the range of DD2 vocab. Once you have learned a few its will be useless pretty quickly


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