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Dictionary Dig Activity Cards

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF, Word | 3 pages | Years: 3 - 6

A set of 24 dictionary activity cards.

Print, cut and laminate the activity cards for students to use individually or in small groups. Students use a dictionary to complete the activity listed on the card.

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

An editable version of this resource has also been provided to include your own dictionary activities.

As answers for this task will vary, no answer sheet has been provided.

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  • Karina Guerrero-Tapia
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    love this!

    • Paul (Teach Starter)
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      Thanks, Karina! We're glad you like it!

  • David Brew
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    Thank you so very much to everyone at TeachStarter. Once again, you guys have responded to a request and fulfilled what I had asked beautifully. A well-deserved 5-stars all around!!!

    • Royce (Teach Starter)
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      Hey David, thank you for sharing your lovely feedback. It is nice to see these activity cards are meeting your expectations.

  • David Brew
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    Hey —I just had another thought —could this resource be adapted to be a thesaurus quest? Like "Dictionary Dig" maybe it could be titled a "Thesaurus Trek" or "Vocabulary Voyage" (I can see pirate graphics or treasure chests or similar etc.)

    • Paul (Teach Starter)
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      Hi David, Thanks for your feedback! Please feel free to request a resource at our 'Request a Resource' page. https://www.teachstarter.com/request-a-resource/ Requests are voted on by the Teach Starter community and we create the top requests. Please let me know if you have any further questions, I’m more than happy to help.

  • David Brew
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    Thank you TeachStarter Team for this fabulous resource. I have used it in both for small group and independent/individual literacy activities. The included editable version also means that I can up-level or simplify the questions and answers to suit any of my students, making this resource useful across the grades. My only criticism of this resource is that all the graphics are girls. There are no boys shown at all. Could this be amended so our boys feel included too?

    • Paul (Teach Starter)
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      Hi David, Thank you for your comment! We're always happy to hear how our resources could be even better! So we can keep all of our suggestions and requests together, can you please submit a change request to this resource using the Changes & Updates tab above? This tab can be found near the comments section. Thanks again!

  • Zuriette Du Plessis
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    Thank you SO VERY MUCH for this activity. Thank you for helping us in such a creative way.

    • Scott (Teach Starter)
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      Thank you for the feedback, Zuriette! So happy to hear that these will be useful for you :)

  • Zuriette Du Plessis
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    Lovely resource for an independent Reading Group Activities to consolidate the use of Dictionaries. Thank you.

    • Nikki (Teach Starter)
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      Hi Zuriette, Thank you for your lovely comment! It is great to hear you are finding this resource useful in your classroom. Kind regards, Nikki