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In this clip we learn that glum means to feel sad. After Captain Huggy Face learns that glum means sad, he becomes very happy, the opposite of glum. Words that have the opposite meaning are called antonyms (ant-o-nims).

Here are some antonyms for GLUM:
cheerful, happy, excited,  chipper, joyful, merry, lighthearted

Writing Challenge!
Write a paragraph featuring a character that goes from being glum to being cheerful! Use the word glum in your paragraph and use an antonym for glum as well!

Some things to think about before you begin:
Why is your character glum? What do they look like when they are glum? What changes them from being glum to being happy? How does their appearance or behavior change when they go from being glum to being cheerful?

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Educational Standards
  • R:LT:4:1.5: Identifying literary devices as appropriate to genre: rhyme, alliteration, simile, description, or dialogue
  • R:LT:5:1.5: Identifying literary devices as appropriate to genre: rhyme, alliteration, simile, dialogue, imagery, or simple metaphors
  • R:V:1-3:2.1: Identifying synonyms and antonyms to connect new words to known words
  • R:V:4-5:2.1: Identifying synonyms, antonyms, homonyms/ homophones, or shades of meaning
  • W:EW:3:2.1: Using details
  • W:EW:3:2.3: Creating character(s) through description of physical attributes
  • W:EW:4:2.1: Using relevant and descriptive details
  • W:EW:4:2.3a: Identifying characters
  • W:EW:4:2.3b: Creating character(s) through description of physical attributes and behaviors
  • W:EW:5:2.3: Developing characters through description
3/25/2015 10:37:39 AM
Abby, 11 from bristol
Meet Sadie, she is having a big test in five minutes here is her story . Hi, my name is Sadie and I have a big test I have to take in five minutes and I haven't studied one bit , but to make this story even better I left my folder at home so I cant study lets see how this test goes ....... After the test Sadie was heartbroken to find out that she mad a C on her very important test. so heartbroken she started to cry during class. " How am I going to tell my mom ?" Sadie asked her friend Addy . Addy replied with a simple "I don't know I have never made that bad of a grade." When Sadie got home she was so glum because she didn't know how to tell her mom about the test . her mom took the news very well and didn't get mad at Sadie she just told her that tomorrow he will go in the school and talk to her teacher about extra credit. The next day when Sadie got home she was so happy to find he report card sitting on the kitchen table with a flower and a note that said " good job Sadie you earned your all A's "

1/31/2014 11:32:27 AM
zaiyanna, 10 from fl
I am glum when I don't do anything right,s that when I am glum.....

1/31/2014 11:24:33 AM
Yerania , 9 from ft pirece
The show was about the word glum that means to be sad in other words unhappy and Captin Huggy was the person that was intodcing the word glum that means to be sad or unhappy

1/31/2014 11:21:26 AM
edjouline, 10 from fort priece
the show was about captian Hugggy showing the world gum. it means to feels sad. a antonyms are cheerful, cheerful and joyful.

1/14/2014 2:37:44 PM
kyla, 8 from oklahoma
my favorite word is glum it means that you are sad sometimes

12/9/2013 11:10:42 AM

10/25/2013 12:58:08 PM
william, 12 from neeley
it was a rainy day then out of no where ther a

10/25/2013 12:56:45 PM
ethan, 11 from mcloud
because it is fun

5/12/2011 12:25:11 PM
dhne, 99 from the great wall of China
Bob is glum until he gets $520.

3/14/2011 10:43:05 AM
andrew, 9 from robinson park
my favorite word is brighthearted cause i really like to be lighthearted

3/14/2011 10:30:12 AM
cooper, 9 from rogers
When you get candy and when you dont.

10/1/2010 11:46:54 AM
sierra, 11 from lee's summit
i think huggie is glum because maybe he did not win a misson that he was supoose to do. when your glum you look like sad not happy and teary eyed. they get changed because he starts to dance so maybe he does that when he is glum. it changes he has a smile now and maybe he is getting more attention. thats what i think why he was glum.

10/1/2010 10:57:43 AM
Brandon, 9 from Lee's Summit
I think that they should smash a 30ft cookie because it would make alot of cookies for about almost 100,000 people.

5/27/2010 11:57:11 AM
Michael, 8 from Portland CT
I don't like to be glum because I get in truble.

4/29/2010 2:24:27 PM
bryan, 8 from Portland'CT
glum means to be sad or being sad

4/23/2010 2:02:17 PM
Alicia, 7 from portland
Glum means that you are sad. When you are glum you are not happy.

4/21/2010 12:19:37 PM
Michael, 8 from Portland
when I am glum I cry

4/9/2010 12:19:35 PM
aleesh, 7 from Portland
rachyl was sad and i told her a joke and she was happy!!!!! :)

4/7/2010 12:08:44 PM
raychel, 8 from portland
my friend named Aicia was very glum. I tickeled her and she was cheerful.

4/6/2010 1:28:00 PM
Alicia, 7 from Portland
Glum means to be sad and cry alot.

4/1/2010 12:19:18 PM
ras, 5 from portland
happy joyful cheerful

3/9/2010 6:13:56 AM
carra, 8 from hyde park mass
glum means to be sad like when word girl left huggy.

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