If you are looking for a fun way to teach your homeschooler how to use the dictionary you are going to love Dictionary Detective Worksheets for Kids.
Although Dictionary Skills can be taught whenever you like, most kids learn to use a dictionary and need extra practice in this essential skill in 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, and 5th grade.
Whether you are a parent, teacher, or homeschooler, you will love the practice your student will get using a dictionary. Your child will have fun with this creative way to practice dictionary skills. Plus, this activity is NO PREP!
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Teaching Dictionary Skills
This dictionary skills activity will help students in grade 2, grade 3, grade 4, and grade 5 learn about dictionaries and how to use a dictionary. There are five teaching sheets that include lots of hands on practice as kids learn about
- entry words
- guide words
- word forms
Dictionary Detective Worksheet
- teaching posters (optional) in color on cardstock. You will only need one set
- Hands-on Dictionary Worksheets in black and white on plain printer paper. There are various different “cases” for students to work on using their dictionary.
Make it a language arts center or a detective theme unit you work on for a week or a month with these fun posters to hang or store in a file folder to teach about entry words, syllables, guide words, word forms, and definitions.
Kids will practice what they’ve learned with these dictionary skills worksheets that help kids get hands on practice reviewing what they’ve just learned about entry words, syllables, guide words, word forms, definitions and more using a dictionary.
Your student will become a dictionary detective using these free printable dictionary skills worksheets. There are also 8 half page detective sheets for kids to do on their own. They will become dictionary detectives and practice what they’ve learned about how a dictionary works. These are such a fun way to review and practice what you’ve learned with 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grace, 5th grade, and even 6th grade students.
Dictionary Detective Worksheet
Although these worksheets can be used with any dictionary, I highly suggest Merriam-Webster’s Elementary Dictionary which is great for elementary age children. It is easy for kids to use, includes color pictures throughout, has larger print, and includes a lot. If you do happen to use this dictionary, the answer key for this activity is included.
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Dictionary Skills Worksheet
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