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ERIC Number: EJ780969
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 7
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-1081-3004
Synonym Success--Thanks to the Thesaurus
Mountain, Lee
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, v51 n4 p318-324 Dec 2007
After a class of ninth graders discovered the helpfulness of the thesaurus in such synonym activities as Synonym Tic-Tac-Toe and Cross-Synonym Puzzles, they started using the thesaurus to locate "the exactly right word" while drafting compositions. They also enriched their oral vocabularies during these activities by discussing synonyms from the thesaurus and using them in context. Synonym wordplay turned the thesaurus into a popular and effective reference book for vocabulary development. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 9
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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