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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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Groupwork Accountability
Homework Problems
Word of the Day
Homework Station
Note Taking Skills
Lesson Evaluation
Weekly Graphs
Student Word Problems
Computer Cards
Note-Taking for Subjective Testing
Writing Process
Lovely Rivers
DEAR Time
Peer Review Sheets
Snack Time Math
Writing Progression
Art Exhibit
Writing Prompts
Word Wall
Word Labels
Jukebox
Homework Instruction
Test Stress
Running Records
Book Themes
Individual KWL Folders
Author Study
Custom SRA Sets
Coupons for Math
Coffee Can Phonics
ePals
Word and Logic Problem Box
Map the World
Monthly Calendars
Vocab Pockets
Portfolios
KWL Chart
Room Labels
DJ for a Day
Music Sign-up Sheet
Musical Names
Current Events
The "Wow" Box
Class Thesaurus
Pocket Charts
Geography Fun
Today In History
New Books
Action Card Charades
Kid Calendar