Lessons for Dictionary

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  • Dictionary Football - … dictionaries available, unabridged and abridged. The unabridged dictionary is the large dictionary which contains nearly all the words in a language. The abridged dictionaries … the uses of a dictionary? What do you see in a dictionary?” Think-Pair-Share. (Show Transparency: Dictionary Skills) Explain “Dictionary Football.” Tell students that we will take each dictionary skill, review …
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  • Panel Review of Flash Dictionary Chapters - … group’s dictionary chapter • To use understanding of Flash and dictionaries to evaluate another group’s dictionary chapter • To have own dictionary chapter evaluated … teacher present. The panels will use the Flash Dictionary Rubric to evaluate the dictionary chapter. Explain to the teachers and students that … view one dictionary chapter by another group. Tell the students that they will use the Rubric to score the dictionary chapter. The …
    User Rating: Grade Level: 9-12
  • Dictionary guide words: How do they guide us? - … words in a dictionary. This lesson will allow students to learn how to use guide words in a dictionary to locate words … alphabet written out class set of dictionaries 1 copy each of 4-6 different dictionaries (# of dictionaries depends on # of cooperative teams) Pratice … assessment individually, without a dictionary. Part Two will be completed individually with a copy of a dictionary from the class set. The …
    User Rating: Grade Level: 3-5
  • A is for Aardvark - … out a copy of your dictionary page. Explain that you will add it to your own personal dictionary notebook, but that the … . Print out your page for your personal dictionary. 6. Keep adding words to the dictionary as you learn them. Step C Play … has added words to the dictionary, try a game like one of these. Use all your dictionary pages to play word games … from the dictionary, try spelling them out loud. Write down any you get wrong, then go back to the dictionary and study …
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  • 6th grade students will create their own personal dictionaries based on the dictionary created by a character in the novel they are reading in English class, Freak the Mighty, by Rodman Philbrick. - … : Use of dictionary, word selection, vocabulary Overview: 6th grade students will create their own personal dictionaries based on the dictionary created by a … Resources: Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick, dictionaries Handout on dictionary entries (SM1_PersonalDictionary) Q Quiz on dictionary entries (SM2_PersonalDictionary). SmartBoard or overhead projector … dictionary. She leads a short discussion about how the dictionary may have helped students as they read. Then, she points out the dictionaries
    User Rating: Grade Level: K-8
  • Using a Dictionary: Finding a Definition - … , and context clues, you may use the dictionary. Today, we will practice using the dictionary to figure out the meaning of an … , let's look at an entry in the dictionary. Teacher places a dictionary page on the overhead for students to see. What … off the word and look in the dictionary to find the definition. Teacher opens the dictionary. I know I need to look … . Each student will be given a dictionary. If resources are not available, students can share their dictionaries. Students will be expected to …
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  • Look It Up! - … own dictionary of these new vocabulary words to use in a writing assignment. 4. Distribute dictionaries to each group, preferably one dictionary per … and sentences from their newly-created dictionaries. 8. After the review, collect the students' personal dictionaries to assess if the students have … until you are ready to pass back dictionaries. 1. When you have finished assessing the dictionaries, pass them back to the students …
    User Rating: Grade Level: 6-8
  • Where Do Words Come From? - … . use a dictionary's word derivation notes and abbreviation key. Keywords dictionary, abbreviation, word derivation, word origin, key, vocabulary Materials Needed dictionaries (with … English language are derived from words in other languages. Dictionaries (collegiate dictionaries, not dictionaries published for use by elementary-grade students) usually provide … dictionary looking for words that have their derivation in other languages. Dictionary Abbreviations As you share examples of word derivations from the dictionary
    User Rating: Grade Level: 6-12
  • Seeing Words in a New Way - … a traditional dictionary vs. using the Visual Thesaurus to explore a word's meaning Materials: Visual Thesaurus student notebooks dictionaries (one per … numbered list of definitions from the dictionary onto the poster. They may want to paraphrase the dictionary's definition in their own … to different content areas and current events; uses rhyming dictionaries, classification books, etymological dictionaries) Level IV 2. Extends general and specialized reading …
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  • Blast Off! Vocabulary Instruction Using a Virtual Moon Trip - … My Picture Dictionary booklets. If students are not familiar with the concept of picture dictionaries, make sure to explain that dictionaries are in ABC order and picture dictionaries have illustrations to match … explain the meanings of the words from their picture dictionaries. Assess the picture dictionary by evaluating students' word choice, illustration, and definitions …
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