Using the Dictionary Guide Words
This helpful worksheet teaches kids best practices for looking up unfamiliar words using the dictionary guide words. Students first learn what a guide word is and where to spot it on the page of a dictionary. They then use what they have learned to match dictionary words with the correct guide words. This worksheet teaches children to use reference materials, spot spelling patterns, and use alphabetical order to determine a word's meaning. It integrates especially well into a third-grade reading and writing curriculum.