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?