Digital Thesaurus

    Topic: Electronic/Digital Thesaurus and Dictionaries.

    Students will be able to utilize an electronic thesaurus.  Students will be able to identify which words are synonyms and which ones are antonyms.  Students will be able to discuss why a print thesaurus may be a better source than an electronic one.


    Laptop computer, ceiling mounted projector, print thesaurus, handouts for lesson

    Word Central for Kids

    Merriam-Webster'sWord Central is a cleverly designed online dictionary and thesaurus for children.The colorful graphics make this site fun to use. In addition, minimal synonymsare provided for most definitions.

     Will your language skills blossom or wilt? It's up to you as you control the flight of the Robo-Bee through a garden of synonyms, antonyms, spelling, and usage puzzles! When activity is completed, you may play this word game.

    Merriam-Webster Online- http://www.m-w.com/

    Thedictionary publisher Merriam-Webster has put online their Dictionary andThesaurus, along with word games, contests, features and how dictionaries aremade.
    [ Illustrations: some | Reading Level: 3-6 |

    Assessment: Studentswill log onto computers and choose a word to search for.  They must identify the synonyms and antonyms.
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     Patricia Pollaco   Patricia Polacco is an award winning author and illustrator of dozens of wonderful picture books.

    She grew up hearing family stories from her Ukrainian grandmother. In the absence of a television set, Polacco's "Babushka" told gripping tales in front of the crackling fireplace. In keeping with oral tradition, Polacco retold these stories to her own children.
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Last Modified on May 7, 2013