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Dictionary Skills Instructional Pages and Task Cards are Common Core aligned for 2nd-4th grade. Instructional pages included for guide words, phonetic spelling, parts of speech, syllabication, and definitions.
Thesaurus Discovery Bottles - Found this idea on Pinterest and adapted it for a library lesson. I filled Vitamin Water bottles with colored rice, objects, and words. Students found five words and five objects. After writing a story using all, they used the thesaurus to replace the overused words found in the discovery bottles. This worked great and the kids were super engaged.
Reference Materials: Dictionary, Thesaurus, and Glossary Cut and Paste Activity - King Virtue's Classroom Students will love applying what you've taught them during your Reference Materials unit with this cut and paste activity. It's a great tool to use to review the differences and uses for dictionaries, thesauruses, and glossaries. Fun and engaging!
Dictionary Skills Search FREEBIE! from Chantal Gunn on TeachersNotebook.com - (1 page) - This Dictionary Skills Search allows students to use a dictionary to find words, the part of speech, the definition and the word in a sentence and more! Perfect morning work or addition to a writing folder for vocabulary building!