This is the first module (Days 1-40) of Daily Dictionary and Vocabulary. There are 160 days in all four modules. These daily activities invite students to become familiar with and use the dictionary. In the process, the students will work with and learn the definitions of 800 words! The activities are great for bellwork, or for homework assignments. The font and size of the text make the pages easy to project.
I used the Merriam Webster’s Intermediate Dictionary to compile these modules. They would probably be most appropriate for grades 6-8, though they could also be used with advanced 4th and 5th graders, or with high school students who need extra practice with vocabulary.
You can extend the activities by asking students to use the words in sentences, or to put them in alphabetical order. They could keep their words and definitions in a spiral notebook, as they can be used for many other activities throughout the year.