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Elementary and middle schoolers write 12 words in alphabetical order. They answer seven questions using the dictionary skills of pronunciation, breaking words into syllables and finding definitions. Then they answer five questions about guide words, word type, syllables, and meaning using the word curious. Lastly, they divide three words into syllables.
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.
Practice dictionary skills and participate in a class discussion about lyrical poetry. Ninth graders examine and discuss the different sections/quartiles of the dictionary, and identify which quartile a list of words would be found. They then read the poem "Ode to a Nightingale," and identify the characteristics the poem has that makes it a lyrical poem.
Sixth graders define vocabulary words about cells. In this dictionary skills instructional activity, 6th graders view a Powerpoint presentation about cells. Students use a computer dictionary to define vocabulary words from the Powerpoint presentation. Students alphabetize and record definitions on index cards.
Pupils review the letters of the alphabet. They discuss activities they do at or around their homes. They brainstorm the names of things they find at home that start with a particular letter of the alphabet and then sort them into alphabetical order. Through teacher modeling and guided practice, they discover how to find some of the words in the picture dictionary.
Students explore the environment by completing environmental problem worksheets. In this pollution lesson, students identify the biggest threats to our environment such as deforestation, global warming, and pollution. Students utilize these terms to complete a crossword puzzle and later take a quiz.
In this dictionary skills activity, students choose a word and find it in dictionary. Students note the page it was found on, identify the guide words, part of speech, etymology, definition, and plural spelling of the word. In addition, students write a sentence using the word appropriately.
Pupils sharpen their dictionary skills and their understanding of compound words in this plan. Tailor it to the grade level you teach by honing in on specific skills. For older learners, the plan suggests providing a word and having them search the dictionary to find all compound words that begin with the target word.
Second graders create a reading, vocabulary,picture dictionary on the computer. They participate in becoming familiar with some basic capabilities of a word processor. They build vocabulary, spelling, and dictionary skills, reinforce reading concepts and provide fun practice using technology with second grade deaf students.
Students research Cabeza de Vaca and other conquistadors. They review how names were given to Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca's family and discuss the achievements, risks, experiences, and characteristics of de Vaca. They write an acrostic poem using the letters of de Vaca's name to illustrate his traits.
In this synonyms worksheet, students review example synonyms and then write the letter of the synonyms beside each word. Students then use dictionary skills and a pronunciation key to help say the vocabulary words in parentheses. Students write the regular spelling for each word on the line.
In this analogies worksheet, learners review the definition and examples for analogies. Students then think about how the first two words in the sentence go together and then write the word from the box to complete the analogy. Learners then learn dictionary skills and a pronunciation key to help them say the vocabulary words in parentheses and write the regular spelling for each word on the line.
In this synonyms worksheet, students review the definition and examples for synonyms. Students write the letter of the synonyms beside each word. Students then learn dictionary skills by using the pronunciation key to help them say the vocabulary words in parentheses. Students write the regular spelling for each word in parentheses.