45 Word Analogies for Speech Therapy Practice

45 Word Analogies for Speech Therapy Practice

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Word Analogies

Grades 1-4

Open is to closed as near is to…far

Soft is to loud as slow is to…fast

Little is to small as large is to…big

Smart is to intelligent as sly is to…tricky

Honest is to dishonest as always is to…never

Good is to bad as happy is to…sad

Dark is to light as little is to…big

Teacher is to school as doctor is to…hospital

Mouth is to eat as feet are to…walk

Book is to read as television is to…watch

Fire is to hot as ice is to…cold

Awful is to bad as fantastic is to…excellent

Dirt is to brown as leaves are to…green

Thirsty is to drink as hungry is to…eat

Flower is to plant as dog is to…animal

Rose is to flower as hammer is to…tool

Up is to down as left is to…right

Eyes are to see as fingers are to…touch

Summer is to hot as winter is to…cold

Banana is to yellow as carrot is to…orange

Nurse is to hospital as waiter is to…restaurant

Pencil is to write as knife is to…cut

Good is to wonderful as tasty is to…scrumptious

Hungry is to eat as tired is to…sleep

Pork is to meat as French is to…language

Bed is to bedroom as toilet is to…bathroom

Finger is to hand as leaf is to…tree

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Grades 5+

Fascinating is to interesting as crucial is to...important

Mountain is to high as valley is to…low

Gold is to expensive as velvet is to…soft

Mother is to female as rock is to…hard

Infuriating is to annoying as devastated is to…sad

Helicopter is to sky as submarine is to…water

Unknown is to fame as ignorant is to…brilliant

Nice is to unkind as hideous is to…beautiful

Television is to watched as novel is to…read

Pie is to dessert as bacon is to…meat

Athlete is to fit as priest is to…spiritual

Microwave is to heat as refrigerator is to…cold

Comedy is to funny as tragedy is to…sad

Brother is to sibling as father is to…parent

Humiliated is to embarrassed as enraged is to…angry

Train is to railroad as truck is to…street

Optimism is to pessimism as success is to…failure

Sunscreen is to skin as armor is to…body

Spaghetti is to pasta as ketchup is to…condiment

This list of functional words was professionally selected to be the most useful for a child or adult who has difficulty with this language principle.

We encourage you to use this list when practicing at home.

Home practice will make progress toward meeting individual language goals much faster.

Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) are only able to see students/clients 30-60 mins (or less) per week.

This is not enough time or practice for someone to strengthen their understanding of this important language concept.

Every day that your loved one goes without practice it becomes more difficult to help them. 

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We know life is busy, but if you're reading this you're probably someone who cares about helping their loved one as much as you can.

Practice 5-10 minutes whenever you can, but try to do it on a consistent basis (daily).

Please, please, please use this list to practice.

It will be a great benefit to you and your loved one's progress.

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