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Parts of a Dictionary Entry Instructional Slide Deck

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    Editable:  Google Slides

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    Pages:  1

  • Curriculum

    Curriculum:  CCSS, TEKS

  • Grade

    Grade:  3 - 6

Learn about the different parts of a dictionary with this Instruction Slide Deck.

Dictionary Skills – Parts of a Dictionary

This Parts of a Dictionary Entry Instructional Slide Deck is an essential teaching resource when looking to help students develop their dictionary skills. This slide deck is designed to take students through the various parts of a dictionary, including the guide words, pronunciation, definition, entry words, and parts of speech. 

Each aspect of the dictionary is covered in a couple of slides and then there is a check-in point for each to assess students’ understanding.

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support personal and social capability in the classroom. In addition to individual student work time, use this activity to enhance learning through guided groups, whole class lessons, or remote learning assignments.  If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners, we have a few suggestions for keeping students on track with these concepts: 

🧑‍🏫 Group Learning

Project the slides onto a screen and work through them as a class by having students record their answers in their notebooks or mini whiteboards.  Appoint students in need of a challenge to leadership roles in a small group.

🗣️ Turn & Talk 

Invite students to pair up with someone in the seat nearest to them for a 5-minute Turn & Talk. Students should use this session to make space for each other by actively listening, asking questions, and practicing empathy.

🆘 Support Struggling Students

Use these prompts in a 1:1 intervention setting to give students a safe space to discuss their feelings in private. Additionally, provide students with a personal journal to write their self-reflections. They can choose to share their thoughts with a peer or a teacher if they feel comfortable.  

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

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

This resource was created by Lindsey Phillips, a teacher in Michigan and a Teach Starter collaborator.


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