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Young scholars understand the way the dictionary is laid out as well as the purpose for why people use dictionaries. In this language arts lesson, students recognize the need for alphabetical order and are able to find words using a dictionary. Young scholars practice finding words and in understanting how definitions are organized.
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.
Students practice using a dictionary. In this dictionary lesson, students participate in an online activity to familiarize themselves with the features and purpose of a dictionary.
In this language arts worksheet, students examine and use in writing and conversation this 47 page dictionary of common words. This is a word list with no meanings arranged in alphabetical order.
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. 
Third graders determine appropriate definitions in context. They read a passage, look up words with multiple meanings in the dictionary, and determine which definition fits. Students review guide words, entry words, parts of speech,plural, pronunciation guide, syllables, accent mark. Students also review different types of dictionaries.
Dictionary skills are important to learn. Model how to find a word in the dictionary and how to choose the correct definition. As a class, look up words from The Life Cyle of a Bettle. Additionally, encourage your class to determine which definition is correct by looking at the context of the paragraph or sentences. Send individuals off with the provided worksheet for some independent practice. The worksheet can be viewed full-size with a free membership at the hosting site.
In this vocabulary development learning exercise, students predict what 8 words mean and then check their meanings in a dictionary. Students also select 8 of their own personal words, make predictions for them, and check their meanings.
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. 
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.
Students explore all the avenues of why its important to use a dictionary to find out what a word means. The functions of a dictionary is discussed in depth within this lesson plan. They create a Spanish/English Picture Dictionary to illustrate the important use of a dictionary.
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.
In this recognizing parts of a dictionary worksheet, students read about the guide words, punctuation key, definition, and part of speech; read entry words and guide words; and answer comprehension questions. Students write 15 answers.
Prep your class for any upcoming standardized language test with this resource. Use the sample dictionary page included to answer the reference questions provided. Great practice is provided here!
For this recognizing parts of a dictionary page worksheet, students use the dictionary page provided to answer questions about guide words, entry word, and multiple word meanings. Students write 5 short answers.
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.
Discovering different ways to use a dictionary to find the meaning of unknown words is the focus of this language arts lesson. Everyone reads a story and practices finding unknown words in the dictionary.
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. 
In this National Dictionary Day worksheet, learners complete activities including reading a passage, matching phrases, fill in the blanks, correct word choosing, multiple choice, sequencing, unscramble the sentences, write questions, take a survey, and writing. Students complete 12 activities for National Dictionary Day.
When do we use dictionaries? Provide this dictionary scavenger hunt for your youngsters. Third and fourth graders search for words, recording the number of syllables or definition for a variety of words. Get your class using dictionaries with this activity!