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Using a Thesaurus

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Using a Thesaurus

'Using a Thesaurus' is an 8 slide PowerPoint presentation focusing on how to use a thesaurus to improve writing skills, covering the years 5 and 6 English curriculum objective.

The Powerpoint lesson explores how the use of a thesaurus can help to develop word, sentence and text level skills in writing.  English Teaching Resources: Using a Thesaurus includes the following tasks and activities:

   1. Definition of synonyms.
   2. Explains 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. Improving language skills task.
   6. Peer assessment and consolidation of understanding activities.

English Teaching Resources: Using a Thesaurus can be used as a starter activity, incorporated into another lesson or developed into a language study unit.  

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