UIL (& PSIA) Dictionary Skills Practice Packets contain five 40-question practice tests to prepare students for the UIL or PSIA Dictionary Skills contest. These tests are based on Webster's Intermediate and Webster's Collegiate Dictionaries (Note: Collegiate is used only in the PSIA contest while Intermediate is used in the UIL Contest). All Intermediate volumes are compatible with Webster's 2011 and 2016 Intermediate Dictionaries. We have updated the Collegiate version to include answer keys for both the 10th and 11th Collegiate editions of Webster's Dictionary.
Dictionary Skills 3 & 4 are our newest practice packets, written by Martha Godwin in 2012 & 2013, respectively. Martha's versions include some fill-in-the-blank and matching questions in addition to the standard multiple choice format.
Author Martha Godwin brings over 30 years experience teaching at the middle school level and currently teaches English Composition and Rhetoric at the college level. In 2012, all of Martha's 5th-8th grade dictionary skills teams placed first at their UIL district meets.