An online visual thesaurus called Vocab Grabber is an amazing tool to use in the classroom.
Basically, you copy and paste any text into their generator. I used one of my blog posts as an example:
Then you "grab/generate" the text into a visual representation like this:
It's way cool because every word in your text can be sorted in different ways by part of speech (each part of speech is a different color), occurence, familiarity, A-Z, subject area and more. If you click on an individual word it will show a visual illustration of synonyms that are color coded by parts of speech. I created a worksheet to use in conjunction with this amazing website. I hope you enjoy it!
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