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New Review Pirate Dictionary
Shiver me timbers, this here resource is a great way to teach young landlubbers to speak the language of the briny deep. Including over 30 different words and phrases, complete with definitions and guide words, this dictionary will have your class talking like pirates in no time.
2nd - 6th Language Arts 6 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Seeing Words in a New Way
What's the best resource to use when looking up words? Use Visual Thesaurus to see a word's meaning. The class accesses the interactive website and then compares and contrasts the difference between using a traditional dictionary and the Visual Thesaurus.
6th - 12th Language Arts 34 Views 338 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Introduce your budding readers to the dictionary. They read a brief introduction on dictionary features, observing pictures and examples of one-syllable words they could find in a dictionary. Using the word list, they determine which would be nearest the front of the dictionary and which would be the last word.
K - 1st Language Arts 3 Views 30 Downloads CCSS: Designed
ABC-Introduction to the Dictionary
Looking for an excellent way to give your class practice using and a better understanding of how the dictionary works? Try this 4 page printable packet! They read about the dictionary, sort and alphabetize words, the create a dictionary page of their own.
2nd - 4th Language Arts 21 Views 398 Downloads
New Words: Make a Conservation Dictionary
Gosh dictionaries are great, and your class gets to make one of their own. They look up and write down the dictionary definition to nine words related to conservation and pollution prevention. They list their words alphabetically for extra fun.
4th Language Arts 3 Views 6 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Young scholars investigate new vocabulary words with a fun, collaborative activity. Given a deck of word cards, pairs of students flip over one at a time and independently look up the term in a dictionary. They then take turns rolling a paper cube with different questions printed on it and use a dictionary to answer the question that comes up.
1st - 5th Language Arts 22 Views 19 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Build your class's dictionary skills with this fun game. The activity allows learners to better understand dictionary usage, spelling, and vocabulary. By the end of this activity, they should be skilled word finders.
3rd - 12th Language Arts 35 Views 343 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Vocabulary Development through Dictionary Skills
There will always be words you don't know, so how do you find their meaning? You have to use the dictionary! Provide teams of learners with this two-page packet, and have them search the dictionary for several unknown words. Words like turban, ukulele, vestry, and albumen are included, so even your most precocious learners will need to use the dictionary.
3rd - 4th Language Arts 38 Views 507 Downloads
The Amazing World of Dictionaries
Use this resource to discuss various ways to dictionaries can be used. What a terrific presentation to display when exploring how dictionaries are used to define words, check spellings, identify parts of speech, and more. The PowerPoint also talks about the different types of dictionaries available, such as online sources and illustrated versions.
6th - 8th Language Arts 7 Views 46 Downloads
Dictionary Research Work
Explore new words and examine an unusual alphabet book with your young scholars. They are introduced to an alphabet book containing many unfamiliar words. They are then guided as they search for definitions in a dictionary. They then create their own alphabet book based on their amazing vocabulary.
2nd - 5th Language Arts 9 Views 89 Downloads
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Searching for an incredibly thorough Latin app? Look no further! Latin learners will be quite satisfied with the collection of texts, three dictionaries, customizable flashcards, assessment options, and other features that are right at their fingertips.
7th - Higher Ed Languages 5 Views 2 Downloads
Warm up your class at the start of the year by checking their ability to read and unpack dictionary entries. This worksheet asks pupils to pick apart a sentence that uses some pretty advanced vocabulary by using three dictionary definitions that include pronunciation, part of speech, synonyms, and more.
4th - 6th Language Arts 4 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Reading Comprehension: Thor and Sif
Expose your readers to the fascinating legends of Norse Gods Thor and Sif. They read a brief introduction about traditional stories and myths then read several paragraphs on these figures, marking unknown words as they go. Learners look up words in the dictionary if needed; consider providing space on the back for them to guess meaning from context clues and then verify it.
2nd - 4th Language Arts 26 Views 147 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Using Bilingual Dictionaries
Practice researching and translating all parts of speech using a bilingual dictionary. The class uses their research to increase their own vocabulary and learn the dictionary abbreviations for words such as transitive verb, pronoun, masculine, and feminine.
6th - 8th English Language Development 4 Views 22 Downloads
Bring dictionaries back into your classroom! Although it's often preferred to look up a word's definition on a computer or smart phone, we still need to practice this important skill. Middle and high schoolers investigate how to use the dictionary to find the meaning of an unknown word and research the meanings of words.
6th - 8th Language Arts 4 Views 31 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Now this is a cool dictionary focused resource. There are 6 worksheets you can make into a homework packet for the entire week. Learners choose 10 words (these should be spelling words) they draw an image for each word, put the words in ABC order, and use each word in a sentence.
2nd - 4th Language Arts 8 Views 165 Downloads
Introduce several new prefixes to your vocabulary lesson. After alphabetizing 19 prefixes, including pro-, geo-, and thermo, third graders use a dictionary to find one word that begins with each prefix. Extend the activity by having kids write a story using their newfound vocabulary words.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 59 Views 115 Downloads CCSS: Designed