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Thesaurus Power

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Give your class the advantage of Thesaurus Power! They will use a thesaurus to understand word meanings and relationships. They focus on how a thesaurus functions and how it gives the entry word, definition, synonyms, antonyms, and part...
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Dead Word Wall Kills Overused Words

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Have your class attend a funeral for the words they overuse in their writing. They develop a list of alternate words for those overused words, and make an effort to employ alternatives whenever possible. This is a great way to improve...
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Rooting One's Way to Meaning

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Discover the Virtual Thesaurus with your class. They use the Virtual Thesaurus to assist them in an inquiry-based approach to discovering the meanings of some common Latin and Greek roots. Each child then teaches a particular root and...
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Strengthening Your Vocabulary

For Teachers 4th - 8th
A challenging worksheet is here for your learners of language arts. In it, they must find words that convey a more powerful, or more descriptive meaning than the guide word at the top of the list. There are 12 guide words, and nine more...
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Persuasive Arguments

For Students 4th - 6th
Examine persuasive writing using this informational excerpt about natural habitat conservation. Readers examine the headings of three paragraphs to determine their effect, then copy the first sentences of each. They use these topic...
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In Other Words: Using a Thesaurus

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Help your young writers stay engaged with their writing through the practical use of a thesaurus. They work to reinforce the use of synonyms as a way of making writing more interesting and to determine word meaning by finding synonyms....
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Words 'R' Us

For Teachers 4th - 7th Standards
Word relationships, connotation, and denotation are the focus of an activity to teach the use of a thesaurus. Scholars seek out vocabulary words to replace common starter words; they use the new vocabulary words to write three...
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Salinger and the Vocabulary of the Vernacular

For Teachers 5th - 12th
Writers explore vocabulary and expressions used in the English language. They use visual word maps to become aware of the different uses of words which will allow them to more readily interpret texts. Then they listen to/read excerpts...
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Synonyms

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Use this resource to help learners improve the quality of their writing. Discuss the importance of using synonyms for commonly used words. Class members also learn to use a thesaurus, and revise a writing sample to include more...
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When You Reeeaaallly Want to Say Something

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Kids paraphrase an entry from The Elements of Style, and then revise a sentence. They use the Visual Thesaurus and find synonyms for the phrase very pretty, brainstorm a list of intensifiers (as alternatives to really and very), then...
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Vocabulary Development

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
What is a root word? What is a prefix? Suffix? Use these questions to spark a discussion amongst your language art learners. Then, start by writing the word irresistible on the board and have teams of learners attempt to create new words...
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Young Ones

For Students 3rd - 4th Standards
This is the cutest reference materials activity ever! Researchers complete six sentences on baby animal names, continuing the pattern by writing five more sentences about other animals from their research. They use a thesaurus to look up...
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Degrees Of Meaning

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Introduce the idea of a word and its synonyms having different degrees of meaning. Each individual chooses a word that he or she wants to work with and fills out the included worksheet using a thesaurus. Consider having a word bank of...
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Dead Word Wall Lesson

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Help your writers eliminate "dead words" (words that are overused) from their writing. This lesson includes a SMART board presentation that will guide them through identifying, eliminating, and substituting "dead words" from sample...
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Synonym Trees

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders create synonym trees by writing their main word on the tree trunk and gluing synonym words to represent the leaves. For this synonyms lesson plan, 5th graders play a class game where they must find a partner who has a...
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Thesaurus Forage

For Teachers 5th
Looking for a game that teaches students about how to use a thesaurus, and reinforces the concept of synonyms? Each player will have the opportunity to use their "tools" in this engaging lesson. They will use their thesauruses in order...
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Don't Say...

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this word choice worksheet set, students review a worksheet that shows how to replace the word "said" with less used words. They work in pairs to complete a second page on which they list synonyms for an overused word that is assigned...
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Creative Writing Using the Senses

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders, utilizing a thesaurus to identify alternative word choices and meanings, eat a sweet treat and then list eight different adjectives for each of the five senses. They then describe a sweet with at least then adjectives...
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Mammal's Around the World

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders, exploring all the ins and outs of using a computer, publish their own mammal papers with the use of word searches, thesaurus and spell checks. While in the computer lab, they research their mammal and country on the...
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Thesaurus Practice

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners practice consulting a thesaurus to find synonyms for each of 14 words on a list. They circle one of three choices as a synonym to match the target word. The list features adjectives you might call esoteric. 
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Reference Materials

For Teachers 3rd
3rd graders will learn how to use four types of reference materials (Atlas, Encyclopedia, Dictionary, Thesaurus). Each slide includes the purpose for using that specific reference. There are challenge questions included that give mock...
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Using a Thesaurus

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students become familiar with the Thesaurus as a resource.  For this Thesaurus lesson, students complete a worksheet by finding other words to replace the given word and use the  word in a sentence.
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Using a Thesaurus

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Young scholars discover how to use a thesaurus. In this language arts instructional activity, students explore thesauruses as they look up words and write sentences for the new words they encounter.
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Using a Thesaurus

For Teachers 5th - 6th
In this writing worksheet, students read the definition of a thesaurus. They use a thesaurus to replace an underlined word with a synonym in each of 15 sentences.