Try this vocabulary building activity and you will be surprised to see how many skills you are able to practice! Your students will become comfortable using the dictionary: learning how to use guide words, reading and understanding definitions, and identifying parts of speech. THE BEST PART OF THIS ACTIVITY IS THAT YOU WILL BE ABLE TO SKIM OVER THESE SKILLS WHEN THEY SHOW UP IN YOUR READING MANUALS. This product enables children to apply dictionary skills on a weekly basis.
Choosing the word of the week is really specific to your classroom and the units you may be studying. We used words from all subject areas and concepts we were focusing on that particular week. Several examples of words we used are: responsibility, nutrition, continent, and experiment.
You will be amazed to see how quickly, independently, and enthusiastically your students are able to use the dictionary!!
Carol and Tina
Speaking of dictionaries, check out this product so that every one of your students can have their own dictionary!
Personal Spelling Booklet