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Dictionary Skills Second Grade. Dictionary (dik-shuh-ner-ee) People use a dictionary to find out: -what words mean -how to spell words -how to say words.

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1 Dictionary Skills Second Grade

2 Dictionary (dik-shuh-ner-ee) People use a dictionary to find out: -what words mean -how to spell words -how to say words -how to use words in a sentence

3 Main Entry Words These words we are looking up are called main entry words. Entry words in the dictionary are listed in alphabetical order from A to Z.

4 About the Dictionary Arrange these entry words in alphabetical order: cat elephant ant dog beaver giraffe 1. ant 2. beaver 3. cat 4. dog 5. elephant 6. giraffe

5 About the Dictionary Guide words at the top of the page make it easy to find the words you are looking for in the dictionary. Guide words show the first word and the last word on a page. man marble Which of these words are on this page? maple make manners

6 Scholastic First Dictionary

7 Using Your Dictionary

8 Look it up !! Remember to: Use the alphabet bars to help you find the letter you are looking for. Use the guide words to help you find the word you are looking for. Look at the pictures that help make the meaning clearer.

9 Look it up !! gold What are the guide words? goggles goose What is the definition? Gold is a yellow metal that is often found underground.

10 Look it up !! shout What are the guide words? shorts shrink What is the definition? When you shout, you speak very loudly.

11 Review We use a dictionary to find out: -what words mean -how to spell words -how to say words -how to use words in a sentence

12 Review These words we are looking up are called main entry words. Words in the dictionary are listed in alphabetical order from A to Z

13 Review The words at the top of the page that make it easy to find the words you are looking for are called: Guide words These show the first word and the last word on a page.


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