Sunday, June 12, 2011

Grab the Vocabulary

Do you need to liven up your teaching of vocabulary? I've got just the thing to do it!
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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  1. Thank you for sharing this resource! :)

  2. Thanks so much for sharing! What fonts did you use on the worksheet?

    Third Grade Meanderings

  3. Amanda,
    Glad you like it. The fonts I used were Jailbird Jenna and
    DJ Basic.


  4. Thanks for sharing! I look forward to using this in the fall!
    Thanks, Nancy

    The Apple Basket Teacher

  5. Love it! Can't wait to give it a try in the classroom this year!



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