Monday, November 15, 2010

Circle Up Your Synonyms!

According to that humdinger of a book called the dictionary, a SYNONYM is a

NOUN : a word or phrase that means exactly or nearly the same as another word or phrase in the same language.

So...a synonym is a word that means the same thing! Yee Haw! Hot dog! Wow!




Out on the trail, it can get real dull if the same word gets used over, and over, and over, and over, and...well, you get the idea!

This week, the Reading Round-Up! is looking to lasso some super synonyms for words that are just plain tuckered out!

Let's keep our eyes peeled for some synonyms for:
said good bad


A bull's eye example: I declare that it's about time we round-up some superb synonyms, and put those dreadful old words to rest.


Any of you cowpokes who want to make your comment Ace high, put your synonym in bold!





What superb synonym have you lassoed?




Where did you spy that synonym? Please, inform us of the book title!





41 comments:

  1. Dear RR,

    I lassoed a synonym for said in the book Horrible Harry in Room 2B.

    "This means war!" Harry exclaimed.

    That means that Harry yelled it out.


    From,

    Deputy Iman

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  2. Dear RR,

    I lassoed a synonym in the book The Boxcar Children and the Mystery in the Snow.

    "It's really bright!" Henry commented. To comment means give a statement or opinion.

    From,

    Deputy Adia

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  3. Dear RR,

    We lassoed a synonym for said in the book Owls in the Garden.

    "What is it?" whispered Grace.

    Whispered means speaking quietly.

    Your deputy friends in 2KM,

    Seb, Paige and Cam

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  4. Dear Reading Roundup,

    In my saddle bag I have a synonym. The synonym is announced.

    "Entering Silver Falls," Jessie announced.

    I have had fun learning from the Reading Roundup!

    Warmly,
    Grace

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  5. Dear Sheriff Yol★lis and Sheriff Sals★ich,


    I'm reading The Knight at Dawn. On page 25 it said "Halt!" someone shouted and halt means stop. That's a synonym.

    I have a question for all of you.
    Do you have a synonym on your page 25?

    From,
    Mish★
    Mrs. Yollis' student

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  6. Dear Sheriffs,

    I'm reading a book called Horrible Harry and the Green Slime. I have synonym for said which is "continued".

    "For one week," Miss Mackle continued, "you will send letters and little homemade surprises to your secret pal."

    Here is a question for you:
    How many books are in your saddle bag?


    Best Wishes,
    T★cker

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  7. Dear RR,

    I lassoed a synonym in the book The Boxcar Children: Mystery Behind The Wall.

    "That's easy" replied Benny. Replied is a synonym for answered.

    Sincerely,
    Hannah

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  8. Dear RR ,

    I lassoed a synonym for jump from the book Frindle.

    "Mrs. Avery had pounced on her."

    From
    Miriam ★

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  9. Dear RR,

    I lassoed a synonym for good in the book Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator. "At this very minute he's boarding our magnificent Space Hotel."


    From,
    Sam K. in Mr. Salsich's class.

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  10. Dear RR ,

    I lassoed a synonym for said in the book called The BFG. The synonym was Howl. I found a lot more synonyms.

    From, Taylor* in Mr.Salsichs class

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  11. Dear RR,

    I found a synonym for said in Gooseberry Park .

    The professor hobbled back to his house, muttering how he should have moved to Florida with the other professors.

    The word muttering means to say quietly, but not to whisper.

    From,
    Deputy Margot
    in Sheriff Salsich`s class

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  12. Dear RR buddies,

    I`m reading the book Miss Holly is Too Jolly and Miss Holly said, "this show is atrocious."

    Atrocious is a synonym for bad.


    from:) Maggie in
    Mr.Salsichs class

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  13. Dear RR,

    I found a synonym for said in the book Molly Moon's hypnotic Time Travel Adventure. It was, "No you fool!" he thundered.

    That means he yelled it.

    From,

    Alexandra
    (in Mr. Salsich's class)

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  14. Dear RR Members,

    I found a synonym's for cool or good, and said in the book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory .

    " It's a stick of Gum!! It's a stick of the most fabulous , amazing , sensational Gum in the world!!!" Mr. Wonka cried.

    "Amazing Fabulous and Sensational all mean "Cool or good". And "cried" is a synonym for said.

    From Amanda B.
    in Mr. Salsich's class

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  15. Dear RR,

    I lassoed a synonym for said in the book Geronimo Stilton, Secret Agent #34.

    "So what kind of job do you do, Kornelius?" I asked.

    That means to question.

    From,
    Tommy in Mr. Salsich's Class

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  16. Dear RR.

    I,m reading Stink and the World's Worst Super Stinky Sneakers.

    I found a synonym for good. "No, I mean like a professional smeller".

    professional means good.

    from Gus

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  17. Dear sheriffs,

    I'm reading Geronimo Stilton - Wedding Crasher.

    I found a synonym for said. "the crowd around me began to murmur."

    Murmur means to talk quietly.

    from STEVEN.

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  18. Dear RR,

    I found two synonyms from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. They are muttered and cried for yell or scream.


    From Hope in Mr. Salsich's class

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  19. Dear RR

    I am reading Dragonbreath. I found a synonym for said. It is moaned.


    from

    Autumn in Mr. Salsichs class.

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  20. Dear RR,

    I lassoed a synonym for said in the book Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secret's.
    MUUUUUUUM! howled Dudley.

    That means that Dudley yelled like it was the end of him.
    from,
    Erik in Mr. Salsich's class

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  21. Dear RR,

    I lassoed a synonym for the word bad.
    It is in the book Stink and The World's Worst Super-Stinky Sneakers. Stink could not believe his stinky awful no-good, very bad luck.

    Awful means very bad.

    Madison from Mr Salsich's Class

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  22. Dear RR,

    I found a synonym for bad, it is despicable. I found this synonym in Brian's Winter.

    From, Sam L. in Mr. Salsich's class

    P.S. Brian's Winter is the sequel of Hatchet.

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  23. Dear sheriffs
    I lassoed a synonym in The Key to the Indian.The synonym I found was tragic. Tragic means bad.

    From,
    Deputy Sheriff Tyler in Mr. Salsich's class

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  25. Dear Margot,

    What a remarkable comment!

    This is Adia and Hannah from Mrs. Yollis' class.

    We have actually never read the book Gooseberry Park. Is a gooseberry a real berry or is it just a made up one?

    We noticed that you mentioned that your synonym that you found in your book is muttering. Have you ever muttered before? We know we have.

    Margot, we hope you can comment again!

    Deputy Sheriffs,

    Adia and Hannah

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  26. @Sam K.,

    Miriam read the Great Glass Elevator too. Miriam remembers seeing the word magnificent. Jaden has not read this book. What is this book about?

    Best regards,
    Jad★n and Miri★m

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  27. Dear Taylor,

    Thank you for your perfect comment! You are a great blogger.

    I have never heard of the book The BFG.

    I have a question:

    What was the sentence that had the synonym howl in it?

    Hope you can comment back again!

    Deputy Sheriff,

    ★Adia

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  28. Dear Amanda,

    This is Adia from Sheriff Y★llis' class.

    What a great comment!

    Unfortunately, I have never read the book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory but I have watched the movie.

    Wow! You got a lot of synonyms there!

    I think the words you mentioned in the comment are very descriptive.

    Hope to comment again!

    Deputy Sheriff,
    ★Adia

    (P.S. Since you are such a good writer, I suggest that you visit Mrs. Yollis' Classroom Blog)

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  29. Dear Alexandra,

    This is Adia from Sheriff Y★llis' class.

    Thank you for your superb comment! You are a terrific blogger.

    I have never read Molly Moon's Hypnotic Time Travel Adventure but someday I hope to.

    I think the synonym you used is very high level vocabulary. That must be a high level book. Wow!

    Have you ever thundered? I'm sure I have.

    Once again, thank you for your fantastic comment!

    Deputy Sheriff,

    ★Adia
    (from Sheriff Y★llis' class

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  30. @Talor,

    I have read the book BFG too. When I read that book I also found a lot of synonyms too. One of them was afraid for scared.

    Did you like the BFG?


    @Adia,

    Last year I read the The Boxcar Children and the Mystery in the Snow too. I like mysteries and loved that book kept me in suspense until the very end. Did you like the book?


    From,
    Miri★m

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  31. @ Autumn,

    Thank you for leaving a comment! You are a great blogger.

    I have never read Dragonbreath before. I will check it out at the school library when I go this week.

    Many of my friends have read the book and they say it is a wonderful one.

    I have some questions:
    Is Dragonbreath an interesting book?

    Would you recommend the book?

    Why or why not would you recommend it?

    If there was anything you could change about the book what would it be?

    Thanks again for writing a comment!

    I hope to hear from you again!

    @Steven,

    Thank you for writing a comment!

    I have never read Geronimo Stilton - Wedding Crasher.

    You remarked that in the book you are reading, the synonym is murmur. Have you ever murmured? I'm sure I have.

    I hope you can leave a comment again!

    @Tommy,

    Thank you for writing a comment on The Reading Roundup!

    I have never read Geronimo Stilton, Secret Agent #34.

    My family and I are not the kind who are really into these books. I'm into the book series, The Boxcar Children. Have you ever read any of the books in the book series?

    You are a great writer and I hope to hear from you soon!

    @Maggie,

    Thank you for leaving a comment on this blog!

    I have never read the book Miss Holly is Too Jolly but soon I hope to.

    You mentioned that the synonym you found is atrocious. I have heard that synonym before in a song.

    "See" you later at The Reading Roundup.

    @Seb, Paige and Cam,

    Thank you for your comment!

    I have never read the book Owls in the Garden. What is it about?

    I noticed you three students wrote that the synonym you found is whispered. Have you ever whispered before? I totally have.

    "See" you three later!

    @Sam L.,

    Thank you for your comment.

    I have never read the book Brian's Winter. I noticed that the synonym you found is despicable. It was a surprise to me because I watched a movie and the title is Despicable Me.

    You are a great writer and I hope to hear from you again.

    Thank you everyone for taking the time to write a comment! I appreciate it!

    Deputy Sheriff,
    Adia :-)

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  32. Dear RR,

    Wow! I love the new blog and cannot wait until I write more amazing comments! The Reading Round up blog is going great so far and I bet it will be as good the Ugandan blog! I love how I can see all the books everyone is reading!

    I think reading is stupendous and everyone in the world should read for at least 45 minutes a day. I read whenever I can. I love reading! Like you said books take you places. The book I am reading now took me to New York City. I could even feel the weather there. I was very cold. I found a different word for said. In my book From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, on page 148 the author wrote "Did you cheat"? he asked. Asked means when you ask someone something. My book is realistic fiction. It is realistic fiction because children really could run away and hide in a museum. I recommend this fabulous book for you.
    I think books are outstanding. It is awesome to read books. I hope you read as often as you can.

    Warmly,
    Ry♥n

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  33. Deputy Sherriff ★November 29, 2010 at 6:27 PM

    @Amanda B.

    I read the book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I liked that at the end the nicest child, Charlie, was the one chosen to run the candy factory and all the spoiled children got in trouble. Did you like the book? Who was your favorite charicter?


    From,
    Miriam ★

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  34. Dear Reading Roundup,

    Like some of you, I am also reading Charlie And The Chocolate Factory right now. What a great book! (so far).

    The synonym I lassoed is colossal, which means big or even enormous.

    Here is part of the sentence: "...is just one great big colossal joke?"

    Coincidently, this is also a spelling word this week!

    Yours truly,
    Ella in Mrs. Ranney's class

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  35. Deputy Sheriff AdiaDecember 1, 2010 at 8:24 PM

    @Miriam,

    Good evening! Sorry if this is a super short comment. I need to be get going to bed in a few minutes.

    The second I read the book The Boxcar Children I immediately ♥ed it.

    Just like you, I adore mysteries. The book also kept me in suspense as well.

    I am the type of person who is like obsessed with mysteries. How about you?

    Once again, sorry for the super short comment.

    Your friend,
    Adia

    (P.S. Here is the answer to your question: Yes, I do like the book. Bye!)

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  36. @ Ella

    This is Deputy Sheriffs: ★Grace, ★Miriam, ★Adia, and ★Hannah.

    Thank you for your well thought out comment!

    We love how you used colossal, one of our vocabulary words!

    We all have read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Grace and Adia have a favorite part. It is when Charlie tried to touch his mother and she turned to chocolate! Miriam and Hannah like when Charlie got the golden ticket to go to the factory!

    The least favorite character for all of us is Violet. She turns into a blueberry!

    Thanks for using such high-level vocabulary words in your comments!

    From,
    Miriam, Grace, Adia, and Hannah
    Deputy Sheriffs

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  37. Deputy Sheriff EllaDecember 4, 2010 at 5:23 PM

    @Deputy Sheriffs Miriam, Grace, Adia, and Hannah,

    Thank you for your kind reply. My favorite part in Charlie And The Chocolate Factory is when the oompa-loompas said "Augustus Gloop" a few times before they chanted (that's a synonym for sang).

    My least favorite character is Veruca because she is spoiled and nasty.

    @Sheriff Yollis,
    Thank you for appointing me Deputy Sheriff!

    From,
    Deputy Sheriff Ella

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  38. Dear Reading Round Up,
    I lassoed a synonym for said in the book Up,Up.....Down by:Robert munch.

    "I'm the king of the castle, mommey's a dirty rascal."Anna ANNONCED at the top of her lungs.

    Annonced means you say it to every one.
    From:Caroline (classroom connection)

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  39. Dear RR,

    I came up with a synonym by myself.

    "Have you ever been on a voyage into the wonderful, extraordinary meadow during the beautiful, hot summer?" questioned Danielle.
    Questioned is a synonym for asked.

    I can't wait to learn some new synonyms! :)

    Warmest Regards,
    Deputy Jamie

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  40. @Ella

    I have also read Charlie And The Chocolate Factory. It was a magnificent book! (Magnificent is a synonym for great.) I read it last year and will probably read again this year.

    I love Roald Dahl. He is a fantastic(another synonym for great) author.

    I have a question:

    Have you read any of his other books?

    Regards,
    Deputy Jamie

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  41. Dear Reading Round Up,
    I lassoed a synonym for said in the book Up,Up.....Down by:Robert Munch.

    "I'm the king of the castle, mommey's a dirty rascal."Anna ANNOUNCED at the top of her lungs.

    Annonced means you say it to every one.

    From:Caroline in Mrs. Webb-Scheers Class (classroom connection)
    edited

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