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Students will demonstrate understanding of how to use guide words, dictionary entries, and a thesaurus.
This resource includes 3 worksheets that will allow your students to practice dictionary and thesaurus skills.
Worksheet #1- Dictionary Skills... Students are provided with two dictionary entries (blow and giant). They read several sentences and must determine which definition matches the way blow or giant is used in each individual sentence. For Part 2, students are given the pronunciation of 18 words, and they must determine the correct spelling of each word being pronounced, and write it on each line.
Worksheet #2- Guide Words... Students must determine which of the four words would be found on a dictionary page with the guide words provided. This worksheet contains a multiple-choice format.
Worksheet #3- Thesaurus Skills... Students are given six thesaurus entries. They read 9 sentences and choose words from the thesaurus entries to replace the underlined words in the sentences.
Answer keys are also included.
********This resource is available in TWO FORMATS:
1. TRADITIONAL PRINTABLES- Print the PDF and distribute paper copies to your students to complete.
2. TPT EASEL ACTIVITY- With this format, an interactive layer has been added to the original PDF!** This paperless version uses text boxes so that your students can complete it on a device. You can assign it to your students via Google Drive, and they can return it to you to review. Click on the Getting Started Guide to learn more about this version of the activity!
You can also click on the following link to check out my related Reference Materials PowerPoint. (This includes a companion handout, too!)
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