Dictionary Skills MEGA GIVEAWAY!

Happy Valentine’s Day!  I hope that you and your students had a fabulous day without too much craziness!  πŸ™‚

Now for a treat for YOU!  Ready for a giveaway?!

This one is HUGE!!!
I just finished making an entire year’s worth of dictionary skills games.
I was thinking…how awesome would it be for one of you awesome people to WIN it for FREE?!
Here’s the scoop:
a Rafflecopter giveaway

The giveaway will end at midnight Sunday night.
Click HERE if you want to check out the full details of the pack.


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    February 14, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    Well I homeschool and we have been practicing dictionary skills by having my son look up his spelling words.

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    February 14, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    I use literacy activities as opportunities for students to practice dictionary skills.



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    Aimee V.
    February 14, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    During vocabulary workstation students regularly look up words in the dictionary for definition and part of speech.

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    Special Teacher for Special Kids
    February 14, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    Really we don't teach it πŸ™ we show them and they go on "word hunts" but our school wants them to use the computer. WE do races…. they look it up on the computer and me the dictionary and we see who finds it first. A few of the kids realize the dictionary is faster! hahaha

    :o) V.
    Special Teacher for Special Kids

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    February 14, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    We get Dictionaries from the local Elks Club every year and boy do they need it. It always astonishes me when they come and say they can't find it. As soon as they hear me start to say my name is not Miss Dictionary they know they better go back and look again. kmctea@gmail.com

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    February 14, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    Each student gets a dictionary at the beginning of the year and my students love looking up new words. =)

    Ms. Smith
    Adventures of Ms. Smith

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    Heather Switlik
    February 14, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    My kids also get dictionaries a the beginning of the year and they love them. We use them for everything we do.

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    February 14, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    I have students using the dictionary from the beginning of the year. I show them how to look up new words. And we also do boggle. The students love looking for words that use the letters.

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    Amy Wierks
    February 14, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    I do the occasional dictionary sheet…. Would love to do more though… it's so important!!

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    A. Crowe
    February 14, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    I do dictionary sheets on occasion, but I don't really get to teach it much. This would be a great resource!

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    February 14, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    We use them weekly as a part of my D5 work on words time…but am trying to expand it and make it more fun!

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    February 14, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    Sad to say that I really don't practice them a whole lot. As a reading specialist, I spend more time working on reading words and such. As a classroom teacher, I taught it with drills and games. I really need to do this more with my third graders, so this would be so helpful! Thanks for the opportunity!

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    February 14, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    We don't do a lot of dictionary practice. We really should do more. This looks like it might be exactly what we need.

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    Stephanie Buck
    February 14, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    We look up our weekly words and identify the guide words which has been a struggle in the past. We also use dictionaries to build our vocabulary and word choice in our writing when brainstorming.

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    February 14, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    Love this giveaway! My weekly homework is for students to look up their vocabulary words at home and write a simple definition. At school we do some simple "think sheets." Not much…this would be amazing! πŸ™‚

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    Angela Adzima
    February 14, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    I love your blog. This is my first year teaching 3rd grade and you allways have such great ideas. THANKS!!

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    Megan Horman
    February 14, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    This is great! We use it when we come to a word that we don't know. We don't use it as much as we should, that's for sure.

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    Teacher Gone Digital
    February 14, 2013 at 10:44 pm

    We don't really use it that much other than to look up words as a class that we need to check spelling or definitions. I would love to have a good resource to use with my reading groups to reinforce this skill.
    Teacher Gone Digital

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    February 14, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    I just moved to third grade this year and currently find activities for dictionary skills on blogs and other online sources. I'm hoping to get a better handle on it all for next year πŸ™‚

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    Inspired in Second
    February 14, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    We will be doing a very short unit on using dictionaries. My school has extremely limited resources so my team and I have to share ten dictionaries among all four of our classes… I am moving to grade three at a new school next year, though, so I know I will have an opportunity to teach more soon – I am cah-razy excited about this opportunity to move up!
    – Amanda {avphilli@gmail.com}
    Inspired in Second

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    February 15, 2013 at 12:18 am

    I need to do more dictionary skills teaching. This would be great!

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    February 15, 2013 at 12:51 am

    Our Librarian covers dictionary skills!

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    February 15, 2013 at 7:47 am

    We use dictionaries to look up some of our spelling words each week. It is homework for a night so they can use the computer or an actual dictionary. OR when reading books or writings that we do not know the word we look them up! I wish each of my kids got their own dictionary! That would be wonderful!!

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    Ms. Waters
    February 15, 2013 at 8:51 am

    Your blog is awesome! I love everything you create. 3rd grade is the best, isn't it?!

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    February 15, 2013 at 9:39 am

    Thank you for the chance and all the great ideas!

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    February 15, 2013 at 9:45 am

    I have them look up "tough" words during writing.

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    February 15, 2013 at 9:51 am

    My daughter loves just reading the dictionary. I am always looking for more dictionary activities to do with her. Thanks!

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    Misty Austin
    February 15, 2013 at 9:57 am

    This is exactly what I need. We only have sporadic dictionary skill pages in Treasures. My kids could really use this kind of instruction.

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    Marty Hungate
    February 15, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    This kit looks wonderful… to have something planned out for the whole year! Dictionary skills seem to be hit or miss in my classroom. I don't have a good plan for them.

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    February 15, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    This looks amazing. It is such a difficult skill for some kids. Great fun activities will make it more fun πŸ™‚

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    February 15, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    I love using the dictionary! This unit looks great!


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    Lauren Kassner
    February 15, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    We learn about dictionary skills in our first reading theme :O


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    e Reyes
    February 15, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    This is SO hard to teach. Our basal reader covers it with a lesson here or there throughout the year. So, I try and incorporate dictionary skills into anything else I can, because if I don't they just don't get enough practice.

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    Rebecca Young
    February 16, 2013 at 8:01 am

    I teach it explicitly during our literacy block.
    I try to make it fun but its a tricky skill to learn.
    Thanks for the opportunity
    Rebecca young

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    Sara Kovach
    February 16, 2013 at 10:41 am

    We only approach dictionary skills through occasional worksheets & reading practice book right now. This looks like a very engaging resource.

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    Rhonda P.
    February 16, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    I have been teaching math for the past 20 years, but our reading teacher would love this! Thanks for the opportunity! (entering under FB name – Danny Taylor Rhonda).

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    april stone
    February 16, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    We don't go in depth with dictionary skills. We do abc order, guide words, and meanings with not a lot of practice. I am looking to create a dictionary center.

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    Karen F.
    February 16, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    Once again something simply amazing from you πŸ™‚ Dictionary skills in my classroom are not what they should be and this pack is just what I need to get everyone going on this skill!! Thank you so much for creating this and the chance to win!!

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    February 16, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    We practice dictionary skills during our literacy centers and during free time. I love practicing dictionary skills! My favorite way to practice is to give the students a word and have them find the page number, guide words, definition, part of speech, and to use the word in a sentence.

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    February 16, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    We practice dictionary skills with our word of the day. I have the kids come up with "guide words" for the page and we pick a few to check to make sure they are correct.

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    February 16, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    My students make vocabulary maps in their word work center using the dictionary and our weekly vocabulary words. This would be a great change of pace!


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    February 16, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    Being new to third grade, this would make an awesome resource! We haven't done a whole lot with dictionary skills yet.

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    February 16, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    We have tried worksheets and words on index and sorting them. This skill continues to be the lowest skill on our benchmark testing. This looks like this could really help.

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