Using a Thesaurus

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Grade Level
Middle School
Subject
Language
Length of Time
45 minutes to 1 hour
Description

In this lesson, students will learn to use a Thesaurus. They will have a worksheet of words that they are to look up and find other words that they can use in place of the given words. They will also write sentences for each new word.

Goals

Students will learn:
Learn new words
Write sentences using the new words *

Materials Needed

Thesaurus
The worksheet that I have included in this lesson
Pencils and Erasers

Procedure

First, you will copy the worksheet so that each student will have a copy.

Then, you will explain what a Thesaurus is and how to use it.

After that, you will pass out the worksheets and have the students work independently.

Worksheet - Learning to use a Thesaurus

Directions: Look up the following words in a Thesaurus and find other words that you can use instead of the given words. Then, write the words in sentences.

1. Walk

2. Hungry

3. Colony

4. Distinguish

5. Division

6. Meditate

7. Essence

8. Pamper

9. Angry

10. Scary

11. Excellence

12. Humble

13. Correct

14. Careful

15. Dishonest

16. Asleep

17. Obvious

18. Persuade

19. Group

20. Middle

Grading

You can give 5 points for each correct answer and sentence.

100 to 90 = A

89 to 80 = B

79 to 70 = C

69 to 60 = D

Below 60 = F



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