Now that school’s in full swing, don’t forget we subscribe to the Visual Thesaurus: www.visualthesaurus.com
If you haven’t seen Visual Thesaurus it’s amazing and hard to describe. You must not miss it. It is visual! Click on this example see words similar to the word commitment. (Be patient. It takes a little time to move from the opening page into the custom word page. Home users must login with the id/password for VT listed in the Library Moodle site.)
This PowerPoint Slide-Show will introduce you to the finer points of Visual Thesaurus.
Please check out the “Educators” section of the Visual Thesaurus website, with free lesson plans here: http://www.visualthesaurus.com/educators/lessonplans/ and articles about teachers using technology and teaching literacy here: http://www.visualthesaurus.com/educators/teachersatwork.jsp