ABC and 123: A Learning Collaborative: Teaching Students "Dictionary Powers"

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Teaching Students "Dictionary Powers"

The First Grade Parade is practicing some" mad dictionary skills!"

The Lesson Plan Diva shares a free Doggy Dictionary skill lesson package.

Minds in Bloom compiled a list of 8 fun dictionary activities.
3rd Grade Gridiron has created a downloadable 15 page activity pack to review guide words and other dictionary skills.

Speaking of dictionary powers...
The award-winning preschool show, Super WHY, is premiering it's new season on PBS KIDS on September 12.  In the all-new episodes the super readers are adding a new pal, a dog named Woofster who has DICTIONARY POWER! 

Spark a love of reading in your child with these fun tips inspired by Super Why’s new pal Woofster:   
  Check it out!Visit the library or go online with kids to discover more about their favorite furry friends.  This will foster an interest in both reading and animals!

  Create a book!Help your child write and illustrate their very own storybook featuring a doggy character like Woofster.

  Visit the zoo!Read all the signs together as you encounter the many different animals. 

  Send a postcard!While you’re at the zoo or your local aquarium or wildlife park, pick out some animal-themed postcards and help your child write special messages to friends and family.

  Look it up!: Flip through the pages of a children’s dictionary with preschoolers to find and read animal-related words.

Description: Description: OOTB

Reading is power and Super WHY from Out of the Blue Enterprises is the only preschool property created to help kids learn the fundamentals of reading through interactive storybook adventures.  Each episode engages young viewers in fun, interactive alphabet and word games, as well as imagination-stimulating spelling, vocabulary and comprehension activities, helping to instill a life-long love of reading all along the way!

Disclaimer: We have in no way been compensated for sharing the media release from Grand Communication.  We share it today because we feel it is valuable information for parents and teachers who are always searching for new ways to engage their learners in literacy education.


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