Teaching Resource

Dictionary Definitions Match Up

$0.99 or Free on Plus | 4 pages (PDF, Word)|Grades: 3 - 6

A set of 20 word cards for students to match to their definition.

Print, cut and laminate the definition game board and word cards for students to use in small groups or as a whole class. Students use a dictionary to locate the definition of the word, before matching it with the correct definition.

Use this teaching resource when learning about dictionary skills or as a literacy group activity when developing spelling skills and strategies.

An answer sheet has been provided for this resource.

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  • ACELA1779

    Understand how to use knowledge of letter patterns including double letters, spelling generalisations, morphemic word families, common prefixes and suffixes and word origins to spell more complex wordsElaborationsapplying generalisations for adding a...

  • ACELA1513

    Understand how to use knowledge of known words, base words, prefixes and suffixes, word origins, letter patterns and spelling generalisations to spell new wordsElaborationstalking about how suffixes change over time and new forms are invented to refl...

  • ACELA1526

    Understand how to use knowledge of known words, word origins including some Latin and Greek roots, base words, prefixes, suffixes, letter patterns and spelling generalisations to spell new words including technical wordsElaborationsusing a dictionary...

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Thank you for this fabulous resource for my more independent students to work on alone and my lass capable ones to build their skills with a buddy!

David Brew · Mar 5th, 2019

Hi David, thank you for your wonderful feedback. I hope your students enjoy this resource.

Royce (Teach Starter) · Mar 7th, 2019

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  • Editable versions have been added.

    Addition by Paul (Teach Starter) Apr 23rd, 2020

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