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Dictionary Skills

Year 5 / Year 6 English Teaching Resources : Dictionary Skills.  Dictionary Skills is a 13 slide PowerPoint presentation with 3 accompanying worksheets focusing on how to use a dictionary to improve reading and writing skills. 

This Powerpoint lesson explores how the use of dictionary can help to develop word, sentence and text level skills in reading and writing.  English Teaching Resources: Dictionary Skills includes the following tasks and activities:

Definition of words and root words.

'Finding unfamiliar words against the clock' task.

Question and answer slides to enable peer assessment in the classroom.

Online dictionaries and using the Microsoft dictionary in Word, PowerPoint and Excel.

Abbreviations in dictionary definitions.

Word origins activity.

Dictionary competition - consolidation of understanding

Year 5 / Year 6 English Teaching Resources: Dictionary Skills can be used as a starter activity, incorporated into another lesson or developed into a language study unit.

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