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 itParts 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 dictionaryFind the pronunciation of a word in the dictionaryFind and use Guide Words in a dictionaryFind 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 wordsand tells their meanings.
5 Refer to a dictionaryWhen you want to know:What a word meansHow to spell a wordHow to pronounce a word
6 Parts of a DictionaryMain 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
7 Parts of a DictionaryMain 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 dandyboat officehorse dartboatdandydarthorseofficeonion
9 Which of these entry words would be on a page with these guide words? line literacylist limplitter likelinen 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 smalldots in main entry words:dic.tion.ar.yThe 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: Meaning of a word Spelling of a wordPronunciation of a word
13 Which of these entry words would be on a page with these guide words? Review - GuidewordsWhich of these entry words would be on a page with these guide words?cocoon coldcode colorcoat coin