Dictionary Skills Worksheets

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Zero in on our free, printable dictionary skills worksheets and give yourself a head start trying to use a dictionary! Make a culture of looking up words in a dictionary, so you not only enhance your spelling and research skills but also develop the quality of being patient. Prepared to provide the young vocabulary masters with insight into the fundamentals of using a dictionary, our dictionary skills worksheets pdf inform and entertain with exercises like scanning the dictionary for the meaning of words, writing guide words, writing meanings of common dictionary abbreviations, finding base words, and more!

These worksheets are ideal for students in grade 2 through grade 5.

CCSS: L.2.4.E, L.3.4.D, L.4.4.C, L.5.4.C

Writing Guide Words for Each Word

Address a basic dictionary-using need by completing our writing guide words worksheet! Guide words are words that indicate the first and last word entries on a page. Let 2nd grade and 3rd grade kids keep this in mind as they forge ahead!

Writing Guide Words for Each Word

Referring to a Dictionary to Find Word Meanings

Let your vocabulary learning by using a dictionary shine with the seven colors of a rainbow! Refer to a dictionary to find the meaning of each word in this section of our dictionary skills worksheets, designed with grade 2 and grade 3 kids in mind.

Referring to a Dictionary to Find Word Meanings

Identifying Correct Pairs of Guide Words

The idea behind encouraging 4th grade and 5th children to use a dictionary and choose the right set of guide words in this pdf is to help them ease into the task of looking up entry words in a dictionary. Kids comprehend what words to expect based on the guide words.

Identifying Correct Pairs of Guide Words

Writing Meanings of Dictionary Abbreviations

If you're an English aficionado, you'll find leafing through the dictionary a greatly joyous and gratifying affair! Explore yet another dictionary skills printable worksheet, where we help grade 4 and grade 5 children get used to common dictionary abbreviations.

Writing Meanings of Dictionary Abbreviations

Finding Base Words by Removing Suffix

Stripped off the suffix, the word "magical" boils down to "magic" and "biker" gets reduced to "bike". For more, grab this segment of our dictionary skills worksheets and enjoy finding base words by removing the suffixes -al, -er, and -ness.

Finding Base Words by Removing Suffix