Take this word and run wherever it takes you, “opposite.” Challenge by Linda G. Hill. https://lindaghill.com/
First I want you to think how difficult it is to define opposites without using words which are opposite as examples. This is a concept that is easily taught to Kdg children by using examples. High/___; Up/___; Black/___; Happy/___ Mother/_____; Night/____
Dictionary “totally different” or “reverse from.” That is difficult. For instance, what is the opposite of sun. Is it moon? Is chaos opposite of serene? Is mom opposite of father, dad, or papa?
I had a student who did a total wipe out of a test on opposite words. I couldn’t comprehend why. I surely did a better job of teaching than to have a student did that poorly. When talking to him about it, I found he understood opposites very well. His problem? He couldn’t read the word!
Is arm opposite of leg? …hand opposite of foot? …elbow opposite of knee? … finger opposite of toe? I don’t know. If so, I don’t see how they are “totally different” or “reverse from.”
Oh, my, what a conundrum I have drug up! Does conundrum have an opposite? I don’t know. Excuse me while I go check Word Hippo. 😀