Monday, April 18, 2011

The Bookshelf Muse

The Bookshelf Muse

The Bookshelf Muse is a great tool for the writer's classroom. I learned about this site from Kelly Tenkely on her blog iLearn Technology. Students will find several thesauruses: emotion; setting; color/shape/texture; and symbolism. Each thesaurus respectively offers options for describing character emotion; descriptions that can help writers draw the picture of a setting for the reader; sensory information that helps convey images; and the symbolism thesaurus helps students utilize symbolism to leave an impression on their readers. The Bookshelf Muse regularly updates the thesauruses to keep them current for all writers.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for the mention. I am happy that the thesaurus collections are useful to teachers in the classroom! Promoting creativity at a learning age is so important.

    Oh, and we've just started a Weather Thesaurus as well, helping people to describe it using sensory detail and better enhance their setting & mood!

    Have a great week!

    Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse