March 6, 2015

Freebie Friday: Dictionary Scavenger Hunt

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I don't know about yours, but my students are obsessed with using the dictionary. They will use almost any opportunity to grab those weighty books off the shelf and flip through them.

Now, I know that my 21st Century Learners will not find the opportunity to use real dictionaries very much in their lives. With a Smart Phone close by, what's the point? But, I like to harness their energy in learning about using these reference books in a fun way.

The Common Core standards do state that they need to be able to use a glossary and beginning dictionaries, so why not come up with a fun way to practice those skills?

Today, I'd like to invite you to try out my FREE Dictionary Scavenger Hunt for the month of March. This activity can easily be used for work time, center time, or even morning work. Check it out!

Dictionary Scavenger Hunt

Well, today I sign off from school and ON for Spring Break! 8 hours and counting! Happy Friday!


  1. Hi Stephanie,
    This is Fern from Fern Smith's Classroom Ideas. I want to thank you for linking up at my Teaching Blog Addict's Freebie Friday, I'm your newest follower!
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  2. What a great scavenger hunt! My kiddos love looking through the dictionaries as well! Funny little friends!
    Mrs. Samuelson's Swamp Frogs

    1. I know! It's so cute to see such little fellas reading such big books! Have a great Friday!

  3. I teach fourth grade and I think it would be appropriate for them also.
    Thank you for sharing on Freebie Friday.
    Artistry of Education

    1. I agree! It would definitely provide them with good practice.

  4. Now that I'm catching up on your blog in one day, I'm LOVING this review! My fourth graders struggle with using a dictionary, so this will be perfect for them. Thank you!

    Don't Let the Teacher Stay Up Late

    1. Oh good! I have quite a few others up my I'll be sure to share!