ONLY look up a word if… Not knowing the word impedes your understanding of the text. The words appears more than once in the article. You have tried using cognates and context clues. You continued reading on to see if the word became understandable.
I’ve GOT to look that up. Look up a word… – In a dictionary – At www.wordreference.comwww.wordreference.com
Remember: Verbs in the dictionary must be looked up in their infinitive form. Only resort to a dictionary if you have tried everything else…
Quiz 1.What should you try BEFORE you look up a word? – Look for cognates and context clues. Read ahead. Use pictures. See if not knowing the word prevents you from understand the text. See if the word appears more than once in the article. 2.In what form are verbs looked up in the dictionary? – Infinitive form! 3.What is the website for looking up words? – www.wordreference.com
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