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Every teacher needs some activities for his/her substitute teacher to lead when they're out of the classroom. Here is a nifty lesson, which has the kids use dictionaries in a game format. This is meant to be left in your folder for the substitute when she comes to class. The class is divided up into two teams, and learners are paired off with one dictionary each. The teacher calls out a word and the first pair of students to raise their hands and yell out, "We've got it!" wins that round. They must read the definition of the word as proof that they found the right one.
Fourth graders, after brainstorming what the word "guide" means, examine how to use guide words in a dictionary to locate words. They define "guide," identify guide words in a variety of dictionaries and locate words using guide words. Each student also completes a number of practice pages of words.
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.
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.
Use artwork to illicit responses in a writing journal, and then present your class with the short list of key terms provided. Can your learners add any of their own key terms? Segue for a second, and read tales such as Peter Pan or Cinderella that include fairies as main characters. A set of discussion questions is included to pique your learners' interest in creating a fairy of their own. Then, as a class, create a fairy dictionary.
Use the topic of goats to interest your elementary schoolers. There is a week's worth of writing and reading activities centered around the book Goat Facts. Your youngsters explore goats, what they look like, and where they live. They use the dictionary to explore unknown words.
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. They compare and contrast the process for using each resource and create an informational word poster.
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.