Oxymoron Worksheets

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Seriously funny, our free, printable oxymoron worksheets help ace this figure of speech that toggles between the beauty and creativity of the English language. Practice pairing two contradictory terms or ideas intentionally in order to ignite people’s curiosity, to create a dramatic effect, or to simply get them hilariously thinking. Let the oxymoron-wise children give you glimpses of what they are capable of as they walk through our oxymoron worksheets with answers pdf, which include matching words to create oxymorons, identifying and explaining oxymorons, and more.

These worksheets are most recommended for students in grade 5 and grade 6.

CCSS: L.5.5

Matching Words to Create Oxymorons

Take your ability to describe complex or conflicting emotions a notch up with this oxymoron activity, where young students match each word on the left to an appropriate word on the right to create an oxymoron. Enrich your stock of oxymorons here!

Matching Words to Create Oxymorons

Making Sentences Using Oxymorons

Master the art of putting together two contradicting words to give the reader a great time with this part of our free oxymoron worksheets that tasks children in 5th grade and 6th grade with writing a sentence using each of the oxymorons given.

Making Sentences Using Oxymorons

Adding Appropriate Words to Form Oxymorons

Bring the young ones some much-needed color and vibrancy with this adding correct words to make oxymorons pdf! Watch oxymorons, a figure of speech that juxtaposes opposing words next to one another, add irony, wit, and playfulness to your writing.

Adding Appropriate Words to Form Oxymorons

Identifying and Explaining Oxymorons

Sink your teeth into this printable oxymoron practice worksheets and underline the oxymoron in each sentence. Write the meaning of the two contradictory words and explain how the phrase creates incongruity.

Identifying and Explaining Oxymorons

Completing Sentences Using Oxymorons

Explore the untapped reservoirs of a figure of speech that children in grade 5 and grade 6 have stacks of! Instruct young students to read each sentence and complete it with a suitable oxymoron from the box. Make the most of this delicious oxymoron feast!

Completing Sentences Using Oxymorons