Learning how to use a dictionary to look up the spelling and meaning of words is an important skill to aid spelling and vocabulary when writing.
This year 4 dictionary skills pack (2 of 3) will support pupils to develop the skills needed to use a dictionary successfully.
(The first two activities do not require a dictionary)
Rewriting words in alphabetical order
Choosing the correct definition for words
(The final activities require pupils to have access to dictionaries)
Checking the spelling of given words using a dictionary
Finding the definitions of words given
National Curriculum Programme of Study links
Pupil should be taught to use the first two or three letters of a word to check its spelling in a dictionary