Developing Thesaurus Skills

Developing Thesaurus Skills


By (author) Matthew Berry

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  • Publisher: Collins Educational
  • Format: Paperback | 48 pages
  • Dimensions: 210mm x 297mm 175g
  • Publication date: 20 March 2001
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0007113188
  • ISBN 13: 9780007113187
  • Illustrations note: 5 b/w illus

Product description

This pack consists of 40 photocopiable worksheets, preceded by 8 pages of notes for the teacher and answers to activities. Each sheet will focus clearly on one topic. Where possible the sheets will be differentiated and follow a readily accessible structure: subject and learning objective; example; student attempts the objective without help; student attempts the objective with help; follow-on activities. Topics covered include: practical thesaurus skills; finding your way around a thesaurus entry; working with the alphabet; word power; using an index; drafting proof-reading; comprehension; using a thesaurus in all subjects; saving time using a thesaurus; when not to use a thesaurus; revision - how to use a thesaurus; spelling; strategies for finding a word you don't know how to spell; meaning; finding the right meaning - selecting information; alternative meanings; changing meanings; colloquialism and formality; speech and writing; and choosing the best word - precision of meaning.

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Author information

Matthew Berry is an English teacher in Chelmsford. He has previously worked with dyslexic children, who were encouraged to learn about dictionaries and thesauruses using games.