Included in this .zip file are 7 pages of dictionary practice or assessment pages and one printable dictionary center game called Guide Word Gumball.
Students will practice listing words that come before, after and in between guide words.
Students will practice assigning guide words to a list of words. There are four seasonally (spring, summer, fall and winter) themed versions with different words and guide words included.
Students will practice locating words in the dictionary and recording the page numbers and the guide words for each word.
Students will practice looking up words in the dictionary and answering questions about each listing.
The Guide Word Gumball Game presents a fun way for your students to practice their dictionary guide word skills. You could use this as a center as I do or you could use it for whole group instruction under a document camera, as a felt board activity or in a pocket chart. I usually demonstrate the centers I use in these ways.
There are six gumball machines included. Each machine is numbered and has a different set of guide words. There are 30 different gumballs included.
Students match the words on the gumballs to the correct machine guide words.
There are four different recording assessment forms to help differentiate your students learning! Two of the forms has students sort the gumball words into alphabetical order for extra practice/credit.
An answer key for Guide Word Gumball is included.