Thinkmap Visual Thesaurus is a web-based, visualization tool that will present a word map of your selected word and its related vocabularies (both synonyms and antonyms). Using Visual Thesaurus, you can find the most appropriate word to use in a few seconds.
Visual Thesaurus can also be used as a dictionary with pronunciations and definitions for terms in English and many other languages, including French, Germany, Spanish, etc.
You can try it for free or sign up to purchase one of several different subscription types.
Thinkmap Visual Thesaurus is a great language learning resource for students from grade 4 to 12 and the post-secondary level. With its interactive and intuitive platform, students can listen to pronunciation, view definitions, and see connections between words to help expand their vocabulary. There are even a few language options.
- In your browser, go to ThinkMap and just try it by typing in a word (or sign up and get your subscription).
- Input the central word that you want to explore into the search box, and click on “Look it up”.
- Change the settings depending on your requirements: you may choose Language > French/Germany if you want to expand your vocabulary in a different language. You can even select ‘levels’ of language (helpful for ELL, younger students or those with less developed reading skills or vocabulary knowledge.
- Share or print out the word cloud image.
Thinkmap Inc. (2006). VISUAL THESAURUS LESSON PLANS TEACHER‘S GUIDE. Retrieved March 21, 2017, from http://www.thinkmap.com/download/vtpresskit/08_lesson_plans/teachers_guide.pdf