Dictionary and thesaurus skills
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Students write their own synonyms and practise using them in sentences. Perfect as a starter.
A selection of word challenges to complete with the aid of a dictionary! A great starter or quick task, two of which are Interactive whizzy activities too.
Change a letter!
An engaging starter or plenary in which students change one word into another by changing one letter at a time.
Walk this way!
Serious fun with synonyms of 'walk'. Has both teacher and students miming them, to great hilarity! A really useful resource for vocabulary building.
Finding words in a dictionary
Matching exercise and find the odd-one-out. Tests pupils' ability to use guide words in order to find words in a dictionary. Worksheet is based on Oxford Junior Dictionary (OUP 2007).
My Virgin Megastore - record shop activity
Put the pop stars in alphabetical order!
Using a thesaurus
Use a thesaurus to find five other words that mean ..
Looking at synonyms
A focused resource exploring specific synonyms.
Dictionary and scanning race
Find words fast!