3 p. 36 Information from a Dictionary PronunciationMeaningsParts of SpeechSpelling of other forms of the wordRestrictive meaningsEtymology (word history)
4 p. 37 Abbreviations in a Dictionary A key is provided at the beginning or end of the dictionaryLots of abbreviations for different uses
5 p.38 Pronunciation of the word Phonetic symbols and syllable divisions are providedHave a pronunciation key handy. They will help you in using the phonetic respelling provided
6 p.39 Etymology (word history and origin) Usually provided at the end of the word entry.The origin is usually started with the word “from. . .” and then the origin is stated.
7 p. 40 Restrictive Meanings Meanings provided for word that apply only when the word is being used with respect to a specific topic or field of study.
8 Many meanings are provided for the Many ways the word can be used. p. 41 Multiple MeaningsMany meanings are provided for the Many ways the word can be used.Each meaning is often grouped by the part of speech being used.Less common spellings are included at the end of the entry
9 p. 42 Multiple Meanings continued Try to figure the part of speech used with the wordSkip slang or colloquial meaningsIf not sure of part of speech, read each definition to try to find the one that fits bestTest your choice by substituting the meaning in the sentence for the word.
10 p. 45 Usage NotesA usage note or synonym section of the entry for words that are close in meaning to others. For example, a usage note for the word indifferent may explain how it differs in meaning from unconcerned, detached, and uninterested.
11 p. 46 Other Aids in the Dictionary A variety of useful lists and tablesWeights and measures tablesScientific information in tables and listsAll kinds of signs, abbrev., symbols
12 p. 47 Pronouncing Unfamiliar Words Dividing compound words into individual wordsPrefix + Root & Root + SuffixDivide words before a single consonant, unless the consonant is the letter r(hu/mid, pa/tron, re/tail, fa/vor, mor/on
13 Make a Word Map Diagram (blank) p. 49 Word MappingMake a Word Map Diagram (blank)Use the word provided, and then use the dictionary to fill in the blanks for the selected word.
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