Parts of the Dictionary – We examine the dictionary and the main key information found in it. Guide words, entry words, pronunciation, parts of speech, definition, alternate definition.
Pony and Pooch – Study what is in the dictionary and help students answer questions from using it as a tool.
Finding a Word in the Dictionary – We work on how to use the guide words to your advantage.
The Star-Spangled Banner – Some of these words are really tough to use, but when they are defined it helps.
Dive into the Dictionary – Use this dictionary skill worksheet to build up your research skills.
Multiple Meanings – Some words have many different meanings, or can be used in many different ways. Read the entry for the word jump.
Finding Words in the Dictionary – Guide words at the top of dictionary pages help you to find words in the dictionary. The word in the left corner is the first entry on a page and the word in the right corner is the last entry on a page.
Using the Glossary – A glossary is an alphabetical list of words accompanying a book, story or paper. Read the article below. Then use the glossary to answer the questions.
Glossaries – Some books have a list of words in alphabetical order called a glossary in the back. It contains definitions of words used in the book.
Using the Dictionary – The dictionary gives you a lot of information about a word besides just its definition. Study the picture below. Then match each part of the dictionary page to its correct name.
True or False? – Read each sentence below. If it is a true statement about dictionaries, write a T on the line. If it is a false statement about dictionaries, write an F on the line.
Guide Words – Guide words at the top of dictionary pages help you to find words in the dictionary. The word in the left corner is the first entry on a page and the word in the right corner is the last entry on a page.
Using the Dictionary In Questions – Use the dictionary words to answer the questions.
Which One Fits? – Use two definitions to solve the entire worksheet.
Working with the Dictionary – From one simple definition we can learn and answer a lot of different questions.