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Dictionary Skills: Finding the Words You Need

In this worksheet, students practise sequencing words in alphabetical order according to their third and fourth letters so that they can use a dictionary to check their work.

'Dictionary Skills: Finding the Words You Need' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 5 English worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Writing: Transcription

Curriculum subtopic:   Use a Dictionary

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

A dictionary is arranged in alphabetical order.


The alphabet


Sometimes words begin with the same letter as each other and may even have the same second letter. If this is the case then the words are arranged by looking at the third letters.

thank   there    thick   thorn   thumb


If the third letters are the same, too, then look at the fourth letters.

cradle   craft    craggy   cram   crate


In this activity, you will order a list of words alphabetically.


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