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Dictionary Skills Grade 3 Lesson 1 What is a Dictionary?

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1 Dictionary Skills Grade 3 Lesson 1 What is a Dictionary?

2 What will we learn today?  What a dictionary is and why we use it  Parts of a dictionary and how to use them

3 I can…..  Look up words in alphabetical order in a dictionary and find their definitions (meanings)  Find how to spell a word by looking it up in the dictionary  Find the pronunciation of a word in the dictionary  Find and use Guide Words in a dictionary  Find the number of syllables in a word by looking it up in the dictionary

4 What is a Dictionary? A book of words, arranged in alphabetical order, that shows how to spell the words and tells their meanings.

5 Refer to a dictionary When you want to know:  What a word means  How to spell a word  How to pronounce a word

6  Main Entry Words are set in bold type and stick out a bit from the meanings. This is to help you find the word easier.  Guide Words tell you the first and last main entry words that appear on a page. grate greenhouse Parts of a Dictionary

7  Main Entry Words are listed in alphabetical order. Some words have more than one meaning.  These are listed below the entry under different numbers.

8 Alphabetical Order Arrange these words in ABC order onion dandy boat office horse dart 1. boat 2. dandy 3. dart 4. horse 5. office 6. onion

9 Guide Words  Which of these entry words would be on a page with these guide words? line literacy list limp litter like linen liquid

10 Syllables  A syllable is a unit of sound in a word.  The word cat has one syllable.  Syllable breaks may be indicated by small dots in main entry words: dic.tion.ar.y  The word dictionary has four syllables.

11 Pronunciations  Pronunciations, given in parentheses, follow most main entry words. sam.ple (sam-pul)

12 Review  We use a dictionary to find the: 1. Meaning of a word 2. Spelling of a word 3. Pronunciation of a word

13 Review - Guidewords Which of these entry words would be on a page with these guide words? cocoon cold code color coat coin


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