What is a dictionary? Non-fiction (true) Information about words Reference book Not read from cover to cover
Why do we use a dictionary? Spelling Definitions Parts of speech How to pronounce words
How to use a dictionary Think of the word to look up The words are in A, B, C order Open the dictionary where the first letter of the word might be. Either turn back or forward to find the word Use the guide words at the top of each page.
What in the world are guide words? They help us to find words quickly There are two guide words at the top of each page. The first guide word is the first word on a page and the second guide word is the last word on the page. The word you are looking for is in A, B, C order between the guide words.
Parts of a dictionary Guide words Main entry Definition Syllable division Spelling and capital letters