Hang up the flip-flop poster. Choose a "flip" word for the day. i.e. "big". Students have to guess the "flop" word "little" which they write in their flip- flop recording journal. If you're also studying synonyms and/or antonyms, have the journal do double duty and challenge students to think up a synonym/antonym for the flip and flop words as well. This only takes a minute, but will provide tremendous vocabulary building opportunities, an easy way for students to understand opposites as well as strengthen their understanding of synonym and antonyms. The better their vocabularies, the better their writing skills.
By writing the words, and doing the trace & write activities their spelling will also improve! Flip-Flops also make a great addition to your “word work” for Daily 5 activities.
- 550 traceable opposite word cards
- covers to turn them into Itty Bitty booklets +
- directions of what else you can do with the cards including a variety of games like Kaboom.
- Kaboom bomb cards
- 275 traceable pocket cards, or have students make a flip booklet out of these and write the words after they trace them, and think of a synonym and antonym for each word and write those on the back of the page.
- You can also turn these pocket cards into puzzle cards. See sample provided.
- Blank set of cards to program your own opposite words, or worksheets. i.e., Write in one word and have students fill in the matching opposite word.
- A list of 550 words that make up 275 pairs of opposites.
- 3 different types of opposite recording sheets + 5 different covers so that students can make a Flip Flop Op Journal to record the daily Flip word activity in.
- Flip Word Of The Day Poster
- Flip Flop Word Wizard Tracking Chart-Poster +
- A certificate of praise