Lessons for Dictionary

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  • Brave New Words: Novice Lexicography and the Oxford English Dictionary - … lexicography, or dictionary making. research the meanings and uses of a word not currently in the dictionary. construct a dictionary entry using their … included in the dictionary? Have students verify their predictions by looking in a current print dictionary or a free online dictionary. Are students surprised by what is and is not in the dictionary? Facilitate a …
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  • New Words - … of The Oxford English Dictionary. Develop criteria to evaluate whether specific words should be included in a dictionary. Standards National Council of … students about how often they use a dictionary. How does the age of a dictionary affect its content? 2. Have students read … new dictionary? How often do you think dictionaries should be updated? Discuss. 3. Share with the students the quote by Oxford English Dictionary
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  • Students love mysteries and enjoy locating clues. However, they dread using the dictionary if it is presented as a tool with lots of complicated rules. This lesson grabs their attention with a search for a 'secret work' and simplifies the use of guide wor - … Secret Words: Beginning Dictionary Skills Description: Students love mysteries and enjoy locating clues. However, they dread using the dictionary if it is … to look up entry words in the dictionary. CURRICULUM OBJECTIVES: The student will use a dictionary to look up curriculum content words … going to use the dictionary to look up words. Reassure them that, although it looks scary, a dictionary is a useful reference … word can be found in the dictionaries used. Students must flip the pages in their dictionaries until they find any page that …
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  • Plan Final Projects - … sets of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Flash Dictionary Guidelines – Student Page Flash Dictionary Rubric – Student Page Group Brainstorm – Student Page Essay … Dictionary 2. Write dictionary word Group Assignments entry (Step 2 of Flash 5. Group Brainstorm Dictionary). (Step 1 of Flash 3. Study Vocabulary. Dictionary … earn that grade. Collect their sheets. 7. Flash Dictionary Guidelines – Distribute the Flash Dictionary Guidelines. Tell the students that they will be …
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  • Dictionary Details - … dictionary page, overhead projector, chalk, chalkboard For each student: children’s dictionary Activity A. Pre-Activity Preparation Make a transparency of a dictionary page, using a page from a dictionary that your … the purpose of guide words in a dictionary. 2. Reinforce the purposes for using a dictionary. Questions for Review Basic Concepts and …
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  • Look It Up! - … For the teacher: transparency of a dictionary page, overhead projector, overhead highlighters For each student: student dictionary Activity A. Pre-Activity Discussion … define. incorporating TECHNOLOGY Have students learn to use online dictionaries as well as dictionaries in traditional book form. Repeat the activity in … using the dictionary, ask the following questions to assess their understanding of dictionary use: What is a pronunciation key in a dictionary? How …
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  • Newspapers in Language - … Dictionaries 10 per class Unit Thesaurus and Dictionaries 10 per class ST 3 Thesaurus and Dictionaries 10 per class ST 4 Thesaurus and Dictionaries … 8 Thesaurus and Dictionaries 10 per class ST 9 Thesaurus and Dictionaries 10 per class ST 10 Thesaurus and Dictionaries 10 per class ST 11 Thesaurus and Dictionaries 10 per class …
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  • River's Path - … meaning. After each word, have assigned student to read the dictionary definition aloud and compare with student definition. When all vocabulary … meaning. After each word, have assigned student to read the dictionary definition aloud and compare with student definition. When all vocabulary … meaning. After each word, have assigned student to read the dictionary definition aloud and compare with student definition. When all vocabulary …
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  • Going Digital: Using e-Book Readers to Enhance the Reading Experience - … . back to top Built-In Dictionary Hold up a traditional dictionary. Ask students, "How can a dictionary help readers understand what they are reading?" Model how to use the dictionary while … independent reading session, collect the Dictionary Detective handout and review students' use of the built-in dictionary. Offer feedback to individual students …
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  • Earth Days: Rachel Carson - Sounding an Environmental Alarm - … Dictionary. Retrieved 15 January 2010 from . "Synthetic Entry." Merriam- Webster Online Dictionary. Retrieved 15 January 2010 from . "Malaria Entry." Merriam- Webster Online Dictionary. Retrieved 15 January 2010 from . "Insoluble Entry." Merriam- Webster Online DictionaryDictionary. Retrieved 15 January 2010 from . "Malady Entry." Merriam- Webster Online Dictionary. Retrieved 15 January 2010 from . "Viburnum Entry." Merriam- Webster Online Dictionary
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