Learning About The Dictionary

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Grade Level
Elementary School
Length of Time
1 hour

This lesson is about the dictionary. Students will have a worksheet of different words. There are two parts to this lesson.

Part One - Students will find the word that belongs in between the two words listed.

Part Two - Students will find the word that doesn't belong in between the two words listed.

This lesson is for fourth to fifth grade students.


Students will learn:
About the dictionary
Learn to locate words

Materials Needed

The worksheet I have included in this lesson
Pencils and Erasers


First, you will copy the worksheet so that each student will have a copy.

Then, you will write the following examples on the board so the students will know what to do.

Students need to find the word that goes between the two words.

Example: About_____________Amount

Words: Among August April Assurance

Which word doesn't belong between the two words?

Example: Ball___________Basketball

Words: Baseball Baby Bases Balloon

Worksheet - Learning About The Dictionary

Part I - Locating words that belong

Directions: Find the word that belongs between the two words.

1. Cars__________Caught

Words: Cart Cot Cost Cause

2. Day__________Does

Words: Dance Daybreak Dozen Down

3. Egg__________Elephant

Words: Else Elk Eat Ego

4. Farm__________February

Words: Fan Fake Fun Fast

5. Gage__________Goat

Words: Gap Got Gun Great

6. Hall__________Hello

Words: How He High Hail

7. Rake__________Roast

Words: Ran Row Rob Rack

8. Stem__________Stop

Words: Stare Straw Step Strike

9. Tip__________Top

Words: Toe Tack Tie Think

10. What__________Where

Words: When Why Whose Which

Part Two - Locating Words That Don't Belong?

Directions: Find the word that doesn't belong in each group.

1. Can__________Cot

Words: Cart Caught Cab Cause

2. Dance__________Does

Words: Dancer Daybreak Dozen Doe

3. Egg__________Else

Words: Elephant Ego Eat Elm

4. Fan__________Fell

Words: Fast February Fun Fat

5. Gab__________Goat

Words: Gap Go Gasp Great

6. Hall__________Hello

Words: He Heal High Hallway

7. Race__________Roast

Words: Ran Row Rake Rack

8. Stare__________Straw

Words: Stop Stem Step Strike

9. Thank__________Toe

Words: Think Tack Tie Thin

10. What__________Who

Words: When Where Whose Which


Each one is worth five points for a total of 100 points.

100 to 90 = A

89 to 80 = B

79 to 70 = C

69 to 60 = D

Below 60 = F

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