What Is a Thesaurus, Anyway?

Contributor: Melissa LaRusso. Lesson ID: 10926

A thesaurus is not a type of dinosaur! It's a source of words with similar meanings. Using the same words over and over is boring, so watch this video, so practice using synonyms to be less mundane!


English / Language Arts

English / Language Arts
learning style
personality style
Grade Level
Intermediate (3-5)
Lesson Type
Skill Sharpener

Lesson Plan - Get It!

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Thesaurus is a silly-looking word.

  • How do you think it is pronounced?

Click on the play button below to find out!

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Wow! Try saying that three times fast!

Thesaurus is a big word for a book that lists groups of synonyms or similar concepts.

You can use a thesaurus to improve your writing and make it more entertaining for the reader. Sometimes, writers repeat words or use boring word choices when writing.

Begin by watching the video below to review what a synonym is.

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Jump to the Got It? section to practice!

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