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Dictionary Scavenger Hunt

Dictionary Scavenger Hunt
Product Description
This is a great activity to use with elementary students to help them get used to using a dictionary and understand all the ways it can be used. This 20-item list of "things to find in the dictionary" contains items designed to help students understand and use the following pieces of information that can be found in the dictionary: alphabetical order/spelling, guide words, number of syllables, parts of speech, multiple definitions for a single word, suffixes, plurals, and phonetic spelling/pronunciation.

This activity can be used either as an extension or enrichment activity for students who are advanced or have finished other work, or as a whole class activity that can be timed to see who finds the most items on the list.

I have actually used this QUIET activity as a game at a class party where students were competing to find all 20 items fastest and receive a prize. No headaches there!

It also works well as a back-to-school activity.

*This file contains a one-page pdf that students are given to record their answers for the dictionary scavenger hunt. Answers are NOT included, since they will differ based on the dictionary your classroom uses.

*Note: This product is most easily used when you have one dictionary available for each student (or group of students working together). As a teacher who would be checking their answers, it is definitely helpful if all students/groups have the same brand/edition of dictionary, just so everyone's answers will be consistent (although it would certainly be possible to use this activity in ways where this may not be as important).
Total Pages
1 page
Answer Key
N/A
Teaching Duration
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