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As 2010 winds down, word-watchers are reflecting on a year of vuvuzelas and robo-signers, gleeks and mama grizzlies. Let's take a look back at some of the lexical highlights from the past year.  Continue reading...
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We recently spoke to Nancy Mack, author of Teaching Grammar with Playful Poems, to find out how she was inspired to use poetry as an innovative entry point for teaching grammatical patterns to young students.  Continue reading...
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If you are asking too many questions, would you rather be called “curious” or “nosy”? Even though these words have similar meanings, they have very different connotations. This week’s two-page worksheet presents students with twelve pairs of words with similar definitions but different connotations.  Continue reading...
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VT @ TCEA

The Visual Thesaurus will have an exhibit at the 2011 Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) at the Austin Convention Center. Visit us at Booth #1944! Click here for conference details.

Black History Month

For Black History Month, try using the Visual Thesaurus to help explore notable African American writings. Check out this lesson plan designed to help students interpret figurative language in Toni Morrison's novel A Mercy.

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Fiction for Young Word Lovers

If your students are looking to read a book in which words play an important role in the plot, then here are two great suggestions:

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