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Dictionary Skills

These websites are about using a dictionary. Includes information about guide words, parts of speech, pronunciation keys, and entry words. There are worksheets, definitions, games, lesson plans, a tutorials, and more. Check out the link to eThemes resources on online dictionaries and parts of speech.


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Watch a short movie explaining the difference between dictionary and thesaurus and when to use one of these. There is also an example on how to look up a word in a dictionary and thesaurus. Include an activity and a quiz related to the topic. NOTE: A subscription is required to watch the movie.
This 26 page PDF file includes explanations of how to use a dictionary. Includes exercises on syllables, parts of speech, definitions, and more.
This website includes tips for using a dictionary and information about what you can find out about a dictionary.
Decide whether you would use an encyclopedia, dictionary, or other reference book to find the information.
Scroll down to find lesson plans for dictionary skills including activities for guide words, picture dictionaries and more. NOTE: This site contains ads.
Play this game to test your knowledge of guide words. The game is modeled after "Who Wants to be a Millionaire."
Learn about the parts of speech. Click on the links at the left to learn more.
Learn about meaning and usage of a word from the "Daily Buzzword." Scroll down and click on "Buzzword Archive" to find more words. NOTE: The site includes ads.
All you need to play this fun game is a dictionary.
This lesson plan has suggested classroom activities designed for fourth graders to learn about using guide words to locate words in a dictionary. NOTE: This site has links to social network sites.
Here are printable worksheets for students to practice their dictionary skills. There are scavenger activities and quizzes. NOTE: This site contains ads.
This page has activities that introduce the functions of and how to use guide words in a dictionary for students. NOTE: This site contains ads.
This page has examples of pronunciation keys found in a dictionary.
These sites provide an introduction to verbs. Includes interactive games and exercises for identifying and choosing verbs.
These sites are about prepositions and prepositional phrases. Includes tutorials explaining prepositions and how they are used plus an animated movie on prepositional phrases. There are online games, quizzes, and classroom activities to practice identifying prepositions.
These sites have online dictionaries that lets students enter words to find definitions and parts of speech. One site lets users create their own words or make secret codes for their friends.
These sites explain the different types of pronouns, including personal, possessive, demonstrative, and more. There are charts, handouts, online games, an animated movie, and audio of a Schoolhouse Rock song.
Descriptions and examples of using adverbs in sentences. Includes interactive games and quizzes.
These sites have definitions and examples of adjectives. Includes many activity ideas, handouts, practice exercises, online quizzes, and more. There is a link to an eThemes Resource on character traits.
These sites are about nouns. Read about different types of nouns and their functions. Includes plural, singular, common, proper, countable, non-countable, and more. There are examples, interactive quizzes, online games, handouts, and classroom activities. eThemes Resources on possessive nouns and pronouns are linked.

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