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Synonyms and Antonyms: Beyond the Thesaurus

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Using the same words over and over? Vary your vocabulary and your writing with a collection of lessons, activities, and worksheets focusing on synonyms and antonyms.
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The Visual Thesaurus and the SAT

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Demonstrate strategies for tackling unfamiliar vocabulary words in preparation for the SAT. Using Visual Thesaurus computer software, middle and high schoolers interpret contextual clues, solve sample sentence completion questions, and...
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Word Association Poetry with Visual Thesaurus (or Not)

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young poets get inspiration and guidance for making word association poems with the Visual Thesaurus. Your class could complete this project with nothing more than a pencil and paper as well. A nice one-off for a substitute during your...
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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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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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The Mighty Elements: Using the Visual Thesaurus to Investigate Chemical Elements

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Pupils create trading cards for elements in the Periodic Table. Initially, they are introduced to the Periodic Table of Elements and the concept of elements in the world around us. After dividing into groups, learners use the Visual...
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Solving Analogies with the Visual Thesaurus

For Students 7th - 10th
Incorporate this activity on analogies into your day in the computer lab. Using the online Visual Thesaurus, middle and high schoolers work on understanding the relationships between each word pair. The Visual Thesaurus provides clues...
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Synonyms (Thesaurus Search)

For Students 5th - 8th
Smart, intelligent, perceptive. Here's a worksheet that asks kids to use a thesaurus (an online one, perhaps?) to find a series of synonyms for the six words listed.
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Introduction to Visual Thesaurus

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Learners define simple words using Visual Thesaurus. In this thesaurus usage lesson plan, students work with simple words to practice using Visual Thesaurus and see how the tool can help them find new words to include in their writing.
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Using a Thesaurus

For Students 4th - 5th
In this language arts instructional activity, students learn to use a thesaurus to replace words they already know. Students read 20 sentences and replace the underlined word with a new word found in the thesaurus.
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Thesaurus Rex

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders practice expanding their vocabulary by utilizing a thesaurus. In this word choice lesson, 3rd graders discuss the purpose of looking up words in a thesaurus and how to choose colorful words that make their writing stand...
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Using a Thesaurus

For Students 5th - 8th
In this vocabulary and word study worksheet, students use a thesaurus to help them identify the synonym for each of the underlined words in 4 sentences. Students then find antonyms for the 4 words listed.
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Improve Your Spelling with the Visual Thesaurus

For Teachers 3rd - 12th Standards
Using Visual Thesaurus software, class members participate in a computer-based spelling bee. Then they work in groups to analyze the words and use deductive reasoning to infer spelling patterns. They then present one of their "rules" to...
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The Thesaurus

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Help your learners discover a variety of adjectives. After reading a passage as a class, small groups find every adjective and adverb in that passage. Once that task is complete, each group uses a thesaurus to find a synonym for every...
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Search for Synonyms: A Thesaurus Lesson

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Use a thesaurus to define and learn synonyms for words and improve a piece of their writing. Learners highlight weak words, use the thesaurus to find stronger synonyms, and edit their stories. This lesson allows learners to understand...
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2010 Flashback: Looking Back on 2010 with the Visual Thesaurus

For Students 7th - 12th
Use this fill-in-the-blank worksheet along with the web site Visual Thesaurus as a guide to look up various events. This is a great way to explore the site and facilitate technology skills in a fun, interactive format.

Revising Our Constitution Using Powerful Words

For Teachers 4th Standards
Word choice is the focus of a lesson designed to boost scholars' writing skills. Participants take a close look at their original work and enhance its readability with the help of a thesaurus.  Practice leads the way for the revision of...
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Clicking Your Way to Poetry: Composing Word Association Poems with the Visual Thesaurus

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Use a Visual Thesaurus to compose word association poems. Discuss poetry and word association, create word maps, then practice creating poems based on playful word associations. A perfect way to celebrate "Poem in Your Pocket Day" (April...
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Using the Thesaurus: Synonyms

For Students 6th - 7th
in this synonyms learning exercise, students use a thesaurus to look up 12 words. Students then read four possible choices and circle the word that is not a synonym for the given word.
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It's Opposite Day

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Celebrate Opposite Day by using a Visual Thesaurus to match words to their antonyms. They match a list of vocabulary words to their antonym counterparts using the Visual Thesaurus, and then they play Antonym Bingo with the words from...
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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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For Students 4th - 6th
In this thesaurus activity, students look at a page from a thesaurus and then respond to 10 short answer questions regarding the information on the thesaurus page.
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For Students 3rd
In this research worksheet, 3rd graders read the steps for using a thesaurus. They use a thesaurus entry to answer 5 short answer questions based on the information.
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Using a Thesaurus

For Students 6th - 10th
In this using a thesaurus instructional activity, students review how to use the writing tool and then use a thesaurus to replace the repeated or inexact words in 9 sentences.

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