This essential book of antonyms has been created to specifically help children studying for the 11+and SATs exams and is beneficial to children in Key stage 2 & 3.
An antonym is a word that means the opposite of another word. Antonyms are also are called opposites. For example the words arrive and depart are opposites.
A vital part of our use of the English language is based around having knowledge and understanding of a variety of words and their meanings and working through this book will help to build vocabulary. Research has constantly shown vocabulary size to be the best single predictor of language competence and exam success and our range of 11+ material has been designed with this in mind. Researchers have found that word knowledge in primary school can predict how well students will be able to comprehend texts they read in high school. Experts agree that a combination of direct instruction of word meanings including learning antonyms and synonyms, discussions about words and word parts and encouragement of wide reading is the best way to help children develop vocabulary.
Antonyms often play an important part in the 11+ exam and the style of this book has been designed to make learning new words stimulating and fun.