Using a Thesaurus - teaching resource

Using a Thesaurus Teaching Resources

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'Using a Thesaurus' is a 10-slide PowerPoint presentation focusing on how to use a thesaurus to improve writing skills. For use with either Upper KS2 or Lower KS3 depending on ability. 

This PowerPoint-based lesson explores how the use of a thesaurus can help to develop word, sentence and text level skills in writing. It includes the following activities:

   1. Definition of synonyms.
   2. Explanation of how a thesaurus works.
   3. Using a traditional thesaurus.
   4. Using a digital or online thesaurus such as the Microsoft thesaurus in Word, PowerPoint and Publisher.
   5. Using a thesaurus to improve vocabulary task.
   6. Peer assessment and consolidation of understanding plenary activity.

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