3 4 5 6 7 Displaying 29-35 of 56 Articles

If a student encounters an unfamiliar word, he or she should examine the word's ending for a clue to its meaning. This week's worksheet helps students discover how words ending in certain suffixes (-ee, -er, and -or) may have something important in common.  Continue reading...

Words with similar definitions can have wildly different connotations. This week's worksheet ask students to analyze a group of related words and to figure out how they could be placed in a word spectrum — ranging from the word with the most negative connotation to the word with the most positive connotation.  Continue reading...

This week's worksheet goes out to all those weary high school juniors who are taking the Scholastic Aptitude Test this Saturday, June 4th. Instead of practicing more random sentence completion exercises out of a prep book, your students can try completing sentences collected from famous Victorian novels.  Continue reading...

If, as Polonius proclaimed in Hamlet, "brevity is the soul of wit," then Shakespeare surely mastered the art of coming up with witty and brief expressions that have managed to stick around for centuries. This week's worksheet features sixteen Shakespearean phrases that students can explore using the Visual Thesaurus.  Continue reading...

On May 17th, 1954, the Supreme Court reached a unanimous decision in the case of Brown v. Board of Education. This case -- probably the most famous and influential in the field of public education -- ended the practice of racial segregation in America's public schools. This week's worksheet asks students to analyze a series of quotations taken from Chief Justice Earl Warren's majority opinion with the help of the Visual Thesaurus.  Continue reading...

Animated Antonyms

Students tend to associate antonym pairs with adjectives — hot and cold, fast and slow, etc. This week's worksheet shows your students that verbs can have opposing meanings as well.  Continue reading...

The truth is no one really knows when the great bard was born, but Shakespeare's fans celebrate his life and work on April 23rd (ironically, the date of his death). Join us in paying homage to Shakespeare this week by using the Visual Thesaurus to get to the heart of some of his more famous puns.  Continue reading...

3 4 5 6 7 Displaying 29-35 of 56 Articles