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7th Grade - Word Guides

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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. 0701.1.13


Links verified on 5/20/2014


  1. Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary - worksheets and activities linked to this site, also Idiom dictionary
  2. 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 A lesson plan can be found at this site
  3. 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. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  4. Easy as Pie - download a document - a set of cliches to edit using the MS Word Thesaurus - instructions included on the document A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded
  5. 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.
  6. How To Use The Microsoft Word Thesaurus - specific directions on using the Word Thesaurus [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
  7. Infoplease - dictionary, encyclopedia, atlas, thesaurus and more
  8. Library Media resources - lesson plan explaining a variety of reference materials and a practice quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  9. Literature Terms - lesson plan with activity - read sentence and determine if the wording is connotative or denotative [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
  10. Finding New Ways to Say Something - In this lesson you will: practice your alphabetizing skills, learn about synonyms and pick the right one to finish a sentence, and match words to their entries in a thesaurus
  11. Using a Glossary - [10 multiple-choice questions] a lab activity to recognize and use the definitions in a glossary as they relate to a text [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  12. Using the Dictionary - [20 multiple-choice questions] a lab to use the dictionary to understand the meanings of words in context [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.] This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding

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