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Reading comprehension activities: dictionary work (KS1 & KS2 resources)

Worksheets and dictionary skills games to help KS1 and KS2 dictionary work.

15 resources
What are they? - a comprehension activity
Children read pairs of words and write a sentence to explain  … read more
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Y1 Y2 Y3 | Reading comprehension
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Texts for teaching Shakespeare
A set of selected texts ideal for teaching Shakespeare to children  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 | Reading word level | Reading comprehension | Writing composition
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Dictionary detectives
Five tips for fun ways to use dictionaries.  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 | Reading word level | Reading comprehension | Vocabulary, punctuation and grammar
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Kodomo no hi festival comprehension and activity pack
A pack of activities based on Japan's Children's Day festival  … read more
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Y5 Y6 | Reading word level | Reading comprehension | Writing composition
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Oxford Primary Dictionary: know your ABC! Challenge 1
An alphabetical order challenge. Part of the Oxford University  … read more
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Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 | Reading comprehension | Writing transcription
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Oxford First Dictionary: putting things in order: challenge 2
An alphabetical order challenge. Part of the Oxford University  … read more
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F Y1 Y2 | Reading word level | Reading comprehension | Writing transcription
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The Dragon Machine – vocabulary
A vocabulary exercise based on Helen Ward's 'The Dragon Machine'.  … read more
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Using newspapers
Five quick tips on how to use newspapers in the classroom.  … read more
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Y1 Y2 Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 | Reading word level | Reading comprehension
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Dictionary definitions
A resource to encourage children to use a dictionary to find  … read more
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Word wizard
Use as part of a guided reading session or as an independent  … read more
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Y1 Y2 | Reading comprehension
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Alphabet race
This is a whole class activity where pairs or groups or children  … read more
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Y3 Y4 | Reading comprehension
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Use a dictionary
Use a dictionary to look up some words and complete the chart.  … read more
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Y2 | Reading comprehension
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Onomatopoeia
A fun worksheet giving children the opportunity to match the  … read more
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Y3 | Reading comprehension
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Finding words in a dictionary
Matching exercise and find the odd-one-out. Tests pupils' ability  … read more
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Y3 Y4 | Reading comprehension
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Finding words in a dictionary
Matching exercise and find the odd-one-out. Tests pupils' ability  … read more
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Y5 Y6 | Reading comprehension
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