What Is a Thesaurus, Anyway?

Contributor: Melissa LaRusso. Lesson ID: 10926

"Thesaurus" is not a dinosaur; it's a source of words that have similar meanings. Using the same words over and over is boring, so watch this video, and 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!



I bet you can't say that word three times fast!

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

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

Let's begin by reviewing what a synonym is by watching Synonym Symphony A Song That Teaches Synonyms by Melissa (below):

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