Teaching students to use dictionaries is easy and fun with these no-prep dictionary skills activities! This 2nd grade grammar resource includes a full week of dictionary activities, worksheets, PowerPoint minilessons, reading passage, task cards, and an assessment.
This unit addresses CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.2.4.E and is designed for second grade but can be used in third grade for review or test prep. Students learn to use guide words and dictionaries to determine the meaning of words and phrases.
This unit includes short, daily practice to teach the use of guide words and other dictionary skills in a variety of formats.
Short on time to teach grammar? This simple 5-day routine allows you to teach, practice or assess your students in 15 minutes or less each day. The daily routine includes whole group practice as well as fun partner activities. The easy to grade worksheet is ideal for reinforcement, morning work, or homework. An engaging reading passage gives students the opportunity to identify words that fall between a set of guide words in a dictionary. On Friday students are assessed with a short, easy to grade assessment.
Daily grammar routine
- Monday: A mini lesson on PowerPoint with interactive practice slides
- Tuesday: Practice worksheet
- Wednesday: Task cards center activity
- Thursday: Reading passage and writing activity
- Friday: Assessment
Included in the download
- A teaching PowerPoint with daily slides for the mini-lesson and moveable practice activities
- Detailed instructions, teacher’s notes, lesson plan & answer keys
- Dictionary skills practice worksheet
- Reading passage
- Writing activity
- Task cards and recording sheet
- Dictionary skills and guide words assessment
All the activities in this unit are intentionally designed to be very simple, with easy to understand activities for students, and easy to grade papers for the teacher. All the materials require very little prep or no prep at all. In fact, the only thing you’ll need to do is make copies and cut out a few straight lines on the task cards. Teaching grammar has never been easier!
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