Synonyms are different words that have identical-or at least very similar-meanings. When we are writing any body of work using repeated versions of the same word can bore your readers. Having the ability to replace that word several times can improve how you communicate with your audience. This technique livens up your message and, in most cases, it gives your readers a better and more vivid mental picture of the subject. This is never more pertinent when you are writing a creative piece. Fictional works are built on the foundation of non-repetitive word usage. This takes time to build up, when you notice that you are continually using a word, find an alternative word that may brighten up your work.
This set of activity sheets will introduce your students to using synonyms correctly. Activities include choosing similar words to replace selected words, identifying the correct words within a given list, identifying whether given pairs are synonyms or antonyms, and more. I find this worksheet section to be a paramount toward better writing skills. Having a solid vocabulary that you can call in at anytime starts with this, the simplest of tasks. When you are looking for like words, it is helpful to also know their opposite meanings. That makes it a clear point indicator.