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Gumball Guide Words Worksheet

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 1 page | Grades: 2 - 3

Practice identifying words within guide words from a dictionary with this fun gumball-themed worksheet.

Using a Dictionary – Guide Words Worksheet 

This fun guide words worksheet is the perfect resource to add to your dictionary skills lesson planning. The gumball theme makes it a fun and engaging resource that is designed to help your students to practice their skills in using guide words in a dictionary.

In this worksheet, students will use the color code next to the gumball machine and color in the gumballs based on where they will fall within the provided guide words. This is a great resource to reinforce the concept of guide words. 

An answer key is included with your download to make grading fast and easy! 

What Are Guide Words?

Guide words are the words that appear at the top of a dictionary page to indicate the first and last words listed on that page. They are helpful for quickly finding a specific word in the dictionary without having to scan through the entire page.

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Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or Google Slides version of this resource. 

Because this resource includes an answer sheet, we recommend you print one copy of the entire file. Then, make photocopies of the blank worksheet for students to complete. 

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This resource was created by Kendall Britnell, a teacher in Colorado and a Teach Starter collaborator.


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