Using a Thesaurus: Rock Star Words
Using a Thesaurus: Rock Star Words is a packet that helps students think about their word choices when writing, as well as understand the importance of using a thesaurus. This 26-page packet provides practice looking in their writing for words that could be improved, as well as practice using a thesaurus.
Included in this packet:
Teacher Suggestions and Notes
Poster: What are Rock Star Words?
Poster: How Can I Use Rock Star Words to Help My Writing?
Poster: What Are Some Examples of Rock Star Words? Chart-Instead of….Try…
Poster: How Can a Thesaurus Help Me?
Making My Own Thesaurus (Words I Want to Use In My Writing)
Basic Thesaurus Skills Practice
Basic Thesaurus Skills Practice KEY
Just Enough Rock Star-too much, too little, just right
Partner Writing Activity Instructions (finding opportunities for Rock Star Words in others’ writing)
Partner Writing Activity Sheet
Rock Star Titles Activity Instructions
Rock Star Titles Activity-Titles for Groups
Rock Star Titles Activity Sheet for student completion
Cloze Activity (independent practice using thesaurus)
Finding Opportunities for Rock Star Words in my writing (real-world application)
Bulletin Board or Extra Practice Activity Instructions
Bulletin Board Rock Star Title
Bulletin Board Stars with Words
Bulletin Board Blank Stars for Student completion
Graphics for Bulletin Board
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