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Teach Dictionary Skills With Word Wizard
Elementary schoolers use the Word Wizard Dictionary to reinforce dictionary skills. In this dictionary skills lesson plan, everyone learns about the entry words, syllables, pronunciation, parts of speech, and definitions.
2nd - 4th Language Arts 29 Views 86 Downloads
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 40 Views 508 Downloads
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
Dictionary Skills Review
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.
4th - 9th Language Arts 52 Views 607 Downloads
What is a Myth?
Help learners discover myths. They will gain an understanding of the origin of myths and construct the meanings behind the stories. Using graphic organizers, class members examine new vocabulary and organize information. Handouts and assessments are included.
5th - 7th Language Arts 14 Views 267 Downloads
Vocabulary Development Through Dictionary Skills
In this vocabulary development worksheet, 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.
5th - 6th Language Arts 59 Views 193 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Creating a Picture Dictionary
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.
2nd 21st Century Skills 4 Views 13 Downloads
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 9 Views 166 Downloads
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
An online, interactive instructional activity provides plenty of practice with using the dictionary. Learners look up and complete or correct 22 compound nouns and adjectives. They connect definitions of words that have affixes to the definitions of their base words.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 9 Views 93 Downloads
Explore new vocabulary words with your learners. They rewrite a previously written paper, choosing several words from the paper to replace with better synonyms. They use the Frayer Model to analyze a few of the words and write a story summary using the new words they discovered.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 3 Views 52 Downloads
Justice for All
A reading of Roald Dahl’s Lamb to the Slaughter opens a discussion of justice and fairness. Using a Venn diagram and an Idea Wheel graphic organizer, class members consider the similarities and differences in these two terms. They then craft a creative response to the story.
4th - 6th Language Arts 7 Views 49 Downloads
Diggin' Through the Dictionary
In this dictionary skills worksheet, 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.
4th - 6th Language Arts 37 Views 125 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Dictionary Skills - At Home with the Alphabet
Students 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.
2nd - 4th Language Arts 15 Views 66 Downloads
Antonyms and Dictionary Skills
In this antonyms worksheet, students discuss the definition of antonyms and then match a list of words with their antonyms. Students match eight words. In the dictionary skills section of the worksheet students learn about a pronunciation key.
3rd - 4th Language Arts 3 Views 1 Download