1Dictionary Skills Grade 3 Lesson 1 What is a Dictionary?
2What will we learn today? What a dictionary is and why we use itParts of a dictionary and how to use them
3I 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
4What is a Dictionary? A book of words, arranged in alphabetical order, that shows how to spell the wordsand tells their meanings.
5Refer to a dictionaryWhen you want to know:What a word meansHow to spell a wordHow to pronounce a word
6Parts 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
7Parts 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.
8Alphabetical Order Arrange these words in ABC order onion dandyboat officehorse dartboatdandydarthorseofficeonion
9Which of these entry words would be on a page with these guide words? line literacylist limplitter likelinen liquid
10Syllables 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.
11Pronunciations Pronunciations, given in parentheses, follow most main entry words.sam.ple (sam-pul)
12Review We use a dictionary to find the: Meaning of a word Spelling of a wordPronunciation of a word
13Which 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