Wednesday, 2 May 2007

Word Power Tools

Following are some tools which everyone can use to help them build word power. Each of these web sites will open in a new window. Click the hyperlink below to go straight to the tool you want to use:

The Visual Thesaurus - this tool helps find different parts of speech (e.g. nouns, verbs, adjectives, etc.) as well as synonyms and antonyms. Team 14 have a class account. Email Rob/Claire if you have forgotten how to log in to this handy and fun tool. - this tool is a free online service which is good for quickly finding spellings and meanings of words. - this is the thesaurus edition of This tool is good for quickly finding meanings as well as synonums and antonyms of words.

Tools 4 Kids inside the Team 14 intranet. Check out the Spelling Tools area. We've made this conference available via the web so anyone reading this can download and print spelling strategies and ideas.

Learn to use a thesaurus and a dictionary properly - they are essential tools to helping you develop better word choices in your writing. Nothing replaces a good old dictionary or thesaurus when they are right at your finger tips!

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