Dictionary Skills is a 13 slide PowerPoint presentation focusing on how to use a dictionary to improve reading and writing skills.
This PowerPoint lesson explores how the use of dictionary can develop word, sentence and text level skills in reading and writing. ELA Teaching Resources: Dictionary Skills includes the following tasks and activities:
Definition of words and root words.
'Finding unfamiliar words against the clock' task.
Question and answer slides to enable peer assessment.
Online dictionaries and using the Microsoft dictionary in Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
Abbreviations in dictionary definitions.
Word origins activity.
Dictionary competition - consolidation of understanding
ELA Teaching Resources: Dictionary Skills can be used as a starter activity, incorporated into another lesson or developed into a language study unit.