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Using Dictionary Entries

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Subjects

  • Language Arts

Grade

  • 3-5
  • 6-8
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Brief Description

Students answer work sheet questions about dictionary entries. (3-5, 6-8)

Objectives

Students answer questions about locating syllable breaks, parts of speech, cross references, usage guides, and pronunciations on a dictionary page

Keywords

dictionary, entries, syllable, cross reference, parts of speech, pronunciations

Materials Needed[shopmaterials]

Lesson Plan

  • Review where syllable breaks, parts of speech, cross references, usage guides, and pronunciations are found on a dictionary page. Give students examples of each.
  • Distribute the Using Dictionary Entries work sheet to students. Have students find the answers to the questions on the work sheet. Variation: Give students a specific amount of time to complete the work sheet.

Assessment

Evaluate students' completed work sheets.

ANSWER KEY:

  1. 22
  2. 11; four-syllable word: counterclockwise; three-syllable words: cottontail, counselor, counteract, counterfeit, counterpart, and countryside
  3. the hard c sound (k)
  4. nouns and verbs: cough, counsel, and count; adjective and adverb: counter
  5. counsel and council
  6. counteracting, counteracted
  7. My mom counseled me on how to study for the test. Your opinion is counter to mine. In our family, everyone's opinion counts. OR We count ourselves lucky to have survived the earthquake. 

Lesson Plan Source

Education World
Dictionary page from SCHOLASTIC CHILDREN'S DICTIONARY.
Copyright 1996 by Scholastic, Inc. All rights Reserved. Used by permission.

Submitted By

Lois Lewis

National Standards

Language Arts:
NL-ENG.K-12.
NL-ENG.K-12.3

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