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39 resources with the concept thesaurus skills

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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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Etymology Curriculum

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The English language is intricate as is any study of the origins and meanings of English words. A 45-page curriculum guide includes units on how to use dictionaries and thesauri, as well as core units on words derived from Latin, Greek,...
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Matilda - The Weekly Test

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
Readers take the main characters in Matilda and individually describe them through a mnemonic. To get there, group members create an acrostic poem describing the character they were given, and choose one of the words from the acrostic...
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Reference Tools Vocabulary Challenge

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Students love the opportunity of going to the library to jump into that one comfy chair in the whole room with a book, or be a lucky one to get to the computers before anyone else. But knowing how to locate books and other reference...
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Family Time: Challenge Activities (Theme 5)

For Teachers 2nd Standards
"Family Time" is the theme of a unit equipped with a series of challenge activities. Concepts reinforced include possessive nouns, pronouns, text organization, adjectives, writing types, and patterns by way of creative and research...
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Word Splash

For Students 3rd - 8th Standards
Challenge learners to do more with a word than simply define it. After perusing a newspaper article for an unfamiliar word, elementary and middle schoolers look up the definition, find synonyms and antonyms, draw a picture representing...
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Empathy

For Teachers 4th - 6th Standards
Bring out the empathetic feelings in your elementary readers with a set of lessons about understanding the feelings of others. After your class looks up the dictionary definition of empathy, they apply their knowledge to several short...
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Novel Lesson for The Giver

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Lois Lowry's The Giver is one of the most engaging and thought-provoking works of literature in the middle school curriculum. Round out your novel unit with a collection of reading activities, comprehension questions, memoir and journal...
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Teaching Word Meaning Synonyms, Antonyms, and Analogies

For Students 5th Standards
Strengthen and enhance your class's vocabulary with a guided lesson on word relationships. Focusing on synonyms and antonyms, the lesson demonstrates ways to compare and define different words, including word analogies and thesaurus skills.
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Practice Book O

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Whether you need resources for reading comprehension, literary analysis, phonics, vocabulary, or text features, an extensive packet of worksheets is sure to fit your needs. Based on a fifth-grade curriculum but applicable to any level of...
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Vocabulary Power

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Augment your language arts units with a set of vocabulary worksheets. The packet is an excellent support to your vocabulary instruction that covers a variety of skills, including context clues, Greek and Latin roots, reference materials,...
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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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Additional Vocabulary Building Activities

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Why say that someone is nice when you could express so much more by calling this person delightful, charming, or gracious? After going over a sample word, have your pupils exercise their synonym skills by assigning each pair an overly...
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Root Words

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Scholars demonstrate their knowledge of root words aqua and aud, and develop vocabulary skills by completing of a chart, handout, and worksheet using creative thinking skills, a dictionary, and a thesaurus.   
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I Spy Synonyms

For Teachers 5th
With a provided synonyms doc. students replace overused words in a series of sentences using synonyms they find in the computer's thesaurus. When they are done early finishers are sent to a website containing synonym games. While this...
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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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Math Words with Multiple Meanings

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students find the meanings of common math words. In this math word meaning lesson, the teacher begins by giving half of the class the English assignment to write a sentence with a product and the other half of the class receives the...
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When you Reeeaaallly Want to Say Something

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students use the Visual Thesaurus to determine word meanings. For this grammar lesson plan, students practice using the thesaurus to find new words. Students explore "words of emphasis" and make a list as a class. Students become...
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Shades of Meaning

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Students use words with similar meanings to analyze implied meanings. In this word connotation lesson, the teacher introduces the activity by asking students whether a new product should be advertised as "newfangled" or "cutting-edge." ...
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Exploring the Power of Puns

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students analyze why puns are funny. In this puns usage lesson, students work in small groups to analyze Shakespearean puns, then write their own puns to share with the class. Students are encouraged to use VisualThesaurus to aid in...
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Seeing Words in a New Way

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Students create word posters to teach the class about a word. In this Visual Thesaurus usage instructional activity, students are assigned a word with a difficult spelling or multiple meanings then directed to dictionaries to learn about...
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Exploring Color Vocabulary

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students find synonyms for common color words and use the words when writing. In this color word lesson, students use Visual Thesaurus to find new color words, then use the words in a written description of a picture.
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Introduction to Visual Thesaurus

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students define simple words using Visual Thesaurus. In this thesaurus usage lesson, 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 Descriptive Language

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students examine the use of adjectives in a product review, then write their own descriptive review. In this writing and word usage lesson, students first analyze the choice of adjectives in a New York Times article about the iPhone,...