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Class Thesaurus

Keep an index card box next to the Writing Center. When students are writing and come across words that they've already used, and would like synonyms for, they can look them up in a thesaurus file, where words are kept in alphabetical order. In order to start the thesaurus, students may have to look up words in a thesaurus, ask classmates, or even you. But once it gets going, it will be a valuable tool for your class. It will also encourage them to learn new words instead of using the words they are already familar with, and their vocabulary will increase.

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Writing Prompts
Author Study
Vocab Pockets
Custom SRA Sets
Pocket Charts
Coffee Can Phonics
Plants Paradise
Three Wise People
Student Word Problems
ePals
Action Card Charades
Work Board
Writing Progression
Teacher Simulation
Running Records
Spelling Journals
Homework Instruction
DEAR Time
Word of the Day
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Homework Check-off Sheet
DJ for a Day
Word Wall
Monthly Calendars
Peer Review Sheets
Music Sign-up Sheet
Test Stress
Jukebox
Computer Cards
Individual KWL Folders
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Musical Names
Today In History
Word Labels
Class Calendar
Art Exhibit
Geography Fun
Coupons for Math
Snack Time Math
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Homework Problems
Homework Station
Groupwork Accountability
Kid Calendar
Word and Logic Problem Box
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