In this activty, abbreviations commonly used in dictionaries are listed and students write what each abbreviation means.
Dictionary Skills Worksheets
No one is expected to know the meaning and pronunciation of every word; that’s why there are reference books like dictionaries. Students can gain a valuable skill for reading and writing by learning to read a dictionary. But using such a valuable source takes some practice. Our worksheets for helping your student become adept with a dictionary are listed below. Click on the title to review the worksheets and their descriptions. You may download a free, printable PDF for use in the classroom or at home.
The activity teaches how to quickly find words in the dictionary. Students play together by trying to quickly match aword card with a definition.
A fun game where students try to determine which word each pronunciation refers to.
In this worksheet, students use a dictionary to find the definition of each word listed. Write the first definition given in the dictionary in the space provided.
Students learn how to use guide words at the top and bottom of dictionary pages.