Dialect Worksheets

Related ELA Standard: L.5.3.B

Core Standard

At last count, there were just over 7,000 spoken languages across the world. Our culture and the people that immersed in it tend to influence how we do things. It stands to reason that our spoken language would be influenced by this same culture. When a particular form of a language can be attributed to geographic region or social group, we call this a dialect. In North America, we can easily identify the English and Australian dialects as being different from American English. Dialects are not just how pronunciate the words, but also includes different vocabulary words and grammatical choices. It is estimated that there are 160 different dialects of spoken English across the world. These worksheets will help students learn to identify dialects and the choice of words that can be used.