Teaching Resource

Dictionary Mystery Game

PDF, Google Slides | 13 pages|Grades: 3 - 6

An active game to practice dictionary skills.

Use this fun, active game to reinforce your students’ dictionary skills.

In groups of 2–3, students rotate through a series of 10 game cards, reading each clue and using their dictionary to determine the word, definition, or part of speech.  The first 3 teams to finish all 10 cards with the correct answers win.

This resource can also be used as a fun reading center activity for your students.

A set of instructions, a recording sheet, and an answer key are all included in the download. For smaller task cards, set to print 2 cards to a page.

Use the drop-down menu to choose between the PDF or Google Slides version.


This resource has been created by Kelli Goffredi, a teacher in Texas and a Teach Starter Collaborator.

  Common Core Curriculum alignment

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