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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.
In this dictionary usage learning exercise, students put each set of words in the table in alphabetical order. The objective is to enhance students' dictionary skills.
For 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.
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. 
In this dictionary skills learning exercise, students analyze a sample dictionary page. Students answer 4 questions about the page. This learning exercise includes guide words, entry words and definitions.
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.
Learners 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.
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. Students then must use the key to write the correct word.
Young scholars use a dictionary to review their spelling words. They discover how to use guide words in the dicotionary to find the words. They must write their spelling word and the page and guide words found on the page where the word is found.
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 worksheet, students will tell which words on their list of 20 s words fall on, before, or after the page with the guide words "scream" and "scrubber". Then students will alphabetize the words.
Third graders practice dictionary skills. They use a digital camera and insert pictures from a floppy disk into a document. They play a game in which they are handed an anonymous definition of each other and must find each other in class.
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.
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.
Learners 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 learning exercise, 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.
Explore the meanings of new vocabulary words. Middle schoolers practice their dictionary skills and their ability to shoot a basket. Then look up the definitions of their vocabulary words and write down the definitions using each word in a sentence. The lesson concludes with a basket ball style game.

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