While in virtual class, my instructor introduced Visual Thesaurus (VT) to us. This post will be brief for I simply want you to know about this cool tool. Now, this tool is free to try, but will cost about $20 a year to utilize often. Visual Thesaurus is a fantastic alternative to www.m-w.com and of course, digging through a book. I cannot tell you how many lesson plans one can stem from the VT so I hope you visit and utilize this tool today.
Here's a great screenshot to see this verbal thinkmap in action: