Here are 20 no-prep printables to help your students learn how to use the dictionary effectively. Some of them focus on specific skills and can stand alone, while others require the use of a dictionary. Worksheets that are used with a dictionary can be used with any printed English language dictionary, however, they will not work well with online dictionaries (due to a lack of guidewords, multiple entries on a page and other differences). Answer keys included when appropriate.
This packet will work well for at-home learning. Please note that this is a worksheet-based resource that must be printed out.
You can choose specific pages to send home or send all of the student pages home as you would a workbook and assign students to complete specific pages.
This packet includes the following worksheets:
1. Dictionary Definition
2. Dictionary Match
3. Dictionary Guide Words
4. Dictionary Guide Words II
5. Dictionary Guide Words III
6. Dictionary Syllables
7. Dictionary Page Syllable Sort
8. Dictionary Page Parts of Speech Sort
9. Dictionary Spell Check
10. Dictionary Look Up
11. Dictionary Names
12. Dictionary Pronunciation Symbols
13. Dictionary Chart
14. Dictionary Page Grab Bag
15. Dictionary Page Venn Diagram
16. Dictionary Scavenger Hunt
17. Find a Word That...
18. Mystery Word
19. Dictionary Fun
20. Dictionary Quiz
Parents and Caregivers:
This resource should work well for your child. The explanations and examples will help your child to complete the work independently. There are also ample opportunities for practice. Please note that you must use a traditional (not online) dictionary for many of the activities.
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