JUNIOR Dictionary Dig Task Cards


Perfect for younger students in Year 1 & 2. This download includes 40 engaging task cards to develop dictionary skills in a fun and meaningful way! Children use task cards to search for different types of words with a focus on nouns, adjectives, verbs, compound words, beginning and ending letters. These cards allow students to practice sorting through dictionaries to locate specific meanings and become familiar with tricky words that they can use to extend their vocabulary!

  • File Size: 3MB
  • File Type: PDF
  • Number of Pages: 13

Each task card contains instructions and a difficulty rating out of 3 stars. Students can use the additional worksheet included in this resource to write the words they find, page number, definition and record how many stars they collected. We have also included a page that provides a definition of different types of words: nouns, adjectives, verbs and compound words as well as examples of each. This will help your student to understand the types of words they will be searching for when using the task cards!


This version is works well with junior style dictionaries as it is suitable for students in younger primary school year levels. Such a fun and engaging activity for students to become familiar with using dictionaries. Simply print, laminate, cut and reuse as a life long teaching tool! Useful for both classroom and casual teachers.

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    Resources for Teaching Australia

    Very thorough content and all aligned to Aust Curriculum.  Great resource to the unit.

    Belinda M

    Resources for Teaching Australia

    Thank you very helpful for my Australian unit. Saved me lots of time. 

    Lozz K

    Resources for Teaching Australia

    Exactly what a teacher needs when they have early finishers and they are working with a child/children and need others to continue working independently. 

    Molly B

    Resources for Teaching Australia

    Great colourful resources. Loved the sorting activity- it provided for lots of discussion.

    Sue W

    Resources for Teaching Australia

    Great content and appropriate language for my year six students. Thanks for taking the time to create this resource and for sharing it. 

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