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Carmine: A Little More Red 
by Melissa Sweet
Max's Words 
by Kate Banks
Cassie's Word Quilt
by Faith Ringgold
Cassie's Word Quilt Extension 
The Search for Delicious - Grade 3
by Natalie Babbitt
The Prime Minister is compiling a dictionary, and when no one at court can agree on the meaning of "delicious," the King sends his twelve-year-old messenger, Gaylan, to poll the citizenry.
Barber's Cutting Edge - Grade 2
by Gwendolyn Battle-Lavert
Whether it's haircuts or words, Mr. Bigalow is the best at what he does.

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Thesaurus


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Thesaurus introduced and compared to dictionary using a Powerpoint presentation. Several pages used by students to find words. Using the words, clean, laugh, promise etc. children were asked to select the "most appropriate" word to fill in the blanks of sentences - tied back to importance of selecting the "best" words when writing - activity done as a whole class circle group.

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Boris Ate a Thesaurus

Almanac

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World Almanac for Kids 2009
by World Almanac
Time for Kids: Almanac 2009
by Editors of Time for Kids magazine

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Almanac Lesson Plan with Trivia Game Questions
Uses World Almanac for Kids 2005. In this lesson the students will learn about the World Almanac, what types of information it includes, how it is organized, and how to find information which answers questions on various topics.

 

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Time for Kids World Atlas
by Editors of Time for Kids Magazine


 

 


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