Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Thesaurus Skills

This week I am covering thesaurus skills with fourth and fifth grade.

I didn't have enough thesauri to use for each class, so I went online and found some at the Dollar Tree. They are very simple, but good enough for an introductory thesaurus lesson.  I bought 16 copies, enough for students to partner up.

For practice, I am having students work in groups of 4-5 to look up a word and find a specific synonym for that word.

They will be given 10 words to look up and 10 synonyms to match to the correct words.  You can get a copy of these searches here or by clicking on the picture above.

It's pretty simple and I designed it to be a quick activity because I wanted to have time to pass out the free books from First Book that I received.  You can read all about those books here.

The kids were so excited to receive their books.  I think I am their favorite Media Specialist, at least for now.  =)

Do you do anything special to teach thesaurus skills?

1 comment:

  1. We hosted author/illustrator Douglas Florian last year. One of his books is called Dinothesaurus (dinosaur poems). We cut out dinosaurs and put adjectives on them (fierce, scary, huge, reptilian, etc). Fun!