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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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Solving Analogies with the Visual Thesaurus

For Students 7th - 10th
Incorporate this worksheet 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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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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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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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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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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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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Mapping Your Identity: A Back-To-School Ice Breaker

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Identify the unique personal attributes of your class members. Begin by viewing the Visual Thesaurus and discussing displayed attributes associated with famous American leaders. Using these identity maps as models, pupils generate nouns...
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Jump-Starting Research with the Visual Thesaurus

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students practice expanding their vocabulary by utilizing a visual thesaurus.  In this web search lesson, students examine search engine inquiries by utilizing different keywords to get different results.  Students work with a personal...
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Seeing Words in a New Way

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
What's the best resource to use when looking up words? Use Visual Thesaurus to see a word's meaning. The class accesses the interactive website and then compares and contrasts the difference between using a traditional dictionary and the...
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Exploring the Power of Puns

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Read and analyze a variety of Shakespearean and contemporary puns using Visual Thesaurus computer software. Middle and high schoolers analyze a pun as a class; in small groups they analyze a Shakespearean pun using contextual clues and...
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A Victorian Vocabulary Challenge

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Introduce your high schoolers to some tough vocabulary. No, I'm not talking about the SAT list! Revisit Victorian literature to find tricky words we still use today. Using the Visual Thesaurus, learners will preview vocabulary in a quote...
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The Three M's of Statistics: Mode, Median, Mean

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Young mathematicians use the Visual Thesaurus to define mean, median, and mode. For this mean, median and mode lesson, learners use online sources to find the definitions of mean, median, and mode before applying the concepts to a class...
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Introducing Synonyms to Early Writers

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Upper elementary schoolers examine the concept of synonyms and how using a variety of vocabulary through synonyms can expand their writing skills. They revise a paragraph using synonyms located on the Visual Thesaurus and participate in...
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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.
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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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Take the Prefix Challenge!

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Help your class develop useful decoding skills to tackle new vocabulary they encounter and, at the same time, broaden their repertoires for writing. Learners compete in teams to see who can create the largest number of words by combining...
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Improving Your Spelling with the Virtual Thesaurus

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Learners study spelling words. In this word study lesson, students use the Visual Thesaurus and play the Visual Thesaurus Spelling Bee.
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What's Your Genus? Scientific Classification and the VT

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students learn about binomial nomenclature, the scientific system of classification. For this scientific classification lesson, students work cooperatively to complete a binomial scavenger hunt using the internet and a Visual Thesaurus....
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Idioms for ELLs

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Idioms can be confusing for kids, let alone kids learning English! They use the Visual Thesaurus to assist them in figuring out the meanings of some common English language idioms. They create visual images to present their assigned...
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Latin Root "Nov"

For Students 6th - 11th Standards
A graphic organizer based on the Latin root nov allows young readers to find synonyms for four different words: novice, novelty, innovate, and renovate. Based on the synonyms that pupils find in a thesaurus (the worksheet suggests using...
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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 lesson, students are assigned a word with a difficult spelling or multiple meanings then directed to dictionaries to learn about the word. As...
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When you Reeeaaallly Want to Say Something

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students use the Visual Thesaurus to determine word meanings. In 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 familiar...
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Exploring Color Vocabulary

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students find synonyms for common color words and use the words when writing. For 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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