8th Grade - Use Reference Sources
Use printed and electronic dictionaries, thesauruses, and glossaries to determine the pronunciation, spelling, and part of speech of words; to clarify meaning and improve understanding of words (including connotation and denotation); and to distinguish among contextually appropriate synonyms and definitions. 0801.1.10
Links verified on 7/14/2014
- Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary - worksheets and activities linked to this site, also Idiom dictionary
- Connotation Mini-Lesson - lesson plan - proceed through a series of steps, gradually increasing their control over language, until they independently produce a text in which they concentrate on selecting words with powerful connotations
- Dictionary Exercises - This section will help you review and strengthen your knowledge of the dictionary. The 30 exercises are grouped into beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. Determine your level of knowledge and then select an exercise from the lists at the site.
- Easy as Pie - download a document - a set of cliches to edit using the MS Word Thesaurus - instructions included on the document
- Heinle's Newbury House Dictionary of American English - simple, clear definitions, this online tool provides a wealth of sample sentences and idioms. quizzes and activities also.
- Infoplease - dictionary, encyclopedia, atlas, thesaurus and more
- The Thesaurus - a reference book that lists words and their synonyms - drag the words to the right thesaurus entry
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