Within these pages is a motivating and fun way to explore the dictionary while practicing important resource skills like using guide words, alphabetical order, finding and writing definitions and identifying different parts of the dictionary all while meeting the Language Arts
Standards listed below.
Common Core Aligned to:CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.2.2.EConsult reference materials, including beginning dictionaries, as needed to check and correct spellings.CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.2.4.EUse glossaries and beginning dictionaries, both print and digital, to determine or clarify the meaning of words and phrases.CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.3.2.GConsult reference materials, including beginning dictionaries, as needed to check and correct spellings.CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.3.4.DUse glossaries or beginning dictionaries, both print and digital, to determine or clarify the precise meaning of key words and phrases.CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.4.CConsult reference materials (e.g., dictionaries, glossaries, thesauruses), both print and digital, to find the pronunciation and determine or clarify the precise meaning of key words and phrases.
Different classroom have different dictionary sets that may or may not include all of the animals listed… That’s why I have given you several options to use. If a particular animal is not in your dictionary, the student may simply write “Still on the Loose” and move onto the next word. I have also included blank pages to fill in with your own words to customize it to your particular classroom resource.