I am teaching my students next week how to use a Thesaurus. I wanted to show them the book and explain how it is used and do some modeling for them. Then, I wanted to let them practice looking up "boring" words and writing a synonym for each of the 8 words that they found in the Thesaurus and write the page number. I thought this would be good independent practice for the students after my minilesson. Also check out my Reference Tools Sort that reviews Thesaurus, Dictionary, Atlas and Encyclopedia. Thanks!