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Visual Thesaurus

The Blob Visual Emotional Thesaurus ll This unique visual thesaurus is designed to help writers of all ages to develop their emotional literacy. The book focuses solely upon emotions. Spanning circa 140 emotional words it is divided into three sections! The Blob Visual Emotional Thesaurus will be a vital reference for every classroom and can be used individually or in whole class activities.


Word Sift is a great site for previewing a text with ELLs. Paste in text and it will make a word cloud, excluding function words. Each word can be clicked to pull up a visual thesaurus entry and a search from Google images on the same page.

Write a boring adjective at the bottom of the paint strip on the most boring color. Give each student a paint strip and they can use a thesaurus or a word wall to think of "more colorful" words for their strip