I came up with this idea while trying to teach my children how to use the dictionary to look up words. (It turned out to be so much fun- and challenging, they play it now, well into their teens.) Of course, nowadays not many people use dictionaries, unless they are online versions. Online dictionaries do not give the user a sense of place and location of words. Not being able to alphabetize to the third , fourth and fifth letter leaves a person with a handicap as well as a gap in their learning. I believe the Dictionary Game helps to prevent and/or rectify the problem of
Alphabetiziation Ignorance(A-I).

Step 1: Materials

• One or more players
• Hard copy of a dictionary – (level depends on the age of the players. Chose a dictionary that will be challenging but not overwhelming. )
• Paper and pencil for all participants.
• List of words . (words could be spelling/vocab list, or words you decide on arbitrarily. Make sure the words are not in alphabetical order. (You may want to alphabetize them for younger children.)
You could do this for a Bible game, too. Good idea!
Thanks for your suggestion. What a great idea!
<p>658 - 594 = 64. Did I miss something about the gameplay, or was that just a goof?</p>
It should be 64 dude lol
Thanks for sharing and have a splendorous day!<br>Sunshiine
thanks. You have a splendorous day also. In Maryland we are having a gorgeous beginning to spring!
I do see a flaw in the scoring of the game lets say the word is jinx. (like in your example) If you knew it was on page 658 and you had a score of 42 the you could say the number 616 then your score would be 0. If I would do this game I would just keep adding to the score even if it is below the actual page.<br><br>Other then that I think this is a good game and I wished my teaches knew about this and had us play it when I was a kid.
Thanks for commenting. The game does encourage one to keep adding to the score. I apologize if I did not make it clear enough. Enoy!<br>
thanks for the comment and suggestion. Feel free to tweak it to make it work for you. Sorry it has taken so long to respond.
Thanks for your comment.

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