Chapter 1How is a Dictionary   Organized?
Dictionaries are booksthat list all the words in alanguage.
To make dictionarieseasier to use, the wordsare organized inalphabetical order. So touse a dictionary easily,you must know...
Since there are so manywords in a dictionary,guide words are used tohelp you locate a wordquickly. What are guide words?
Guide words are found atthe top of each page. Theytell you the first and lastword that is found on thatpage.
How do guide words helpyou find a word quickly?Instead of looking at each wordon a page, which could takeforever, you just...
Let’s see what that means- Let’s pretend we are looking up the word, science. First we would turn to the S section.
Then we would use theguide words and what weknow about alphabetizingwords to decide thecorrect page in the Ssection.
We would look at theguide words at the top ofeach page and decidebetween which ones ourword would come inalphabetical order.
Let’s do that for theword science-Which one of these pageswould contain the wordscience?
scienceThe page with the guide words-       stamp - summerOr the page with the guide words-      sandwich - seventy
Chapter 2Dictionary Definitions  What do they mean?
Have you ever looked upthe definition for a wordin the dictionary?If so, then you mighthave been confused bysome of the pa...
Today, we’re going tolearn what each part of adefinition means.
This is a definition for flag:flag (flag)1. noun A piece of cloth with a  pattern or symbol of a  country, an organization...
flag (flag)1. noun A piece of cloth with a       The word being defined       is followed by the  pattern or symbol of a  ...
The first word tells the word’sflag (flag)part of speech1. noun A piece of cloth with a  pattern or symbol of a  country, ...
The next section is the actualdefinition of the word.1. noun A piece of cloth with a  pattern or symbol of a  country, an ...
Finally, you might see a1. noun Ashowing cloththe asentence piece of how withword is used. Especially if the  pattern or s...
Let’s see what you’ve learned!mischief (miss-chif)noun Playful behavior thatmay cause annoyance or harmto others. My broth...
book (buk)1. noun A set of pages that are  bound together.2. verb To arrange for  something ahead of time.  We’ve booked a...
Now you know the  definition of   definition!
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  1. 1. Chapter 1How is a Dictionary Organized?
  2. 2. Dictionaries are booksthat list all the words in alanguage.
  3. 3. To make dictionarieseasier to use, the wordsare organized inalphabetical order. So touse a dictionary easily,you must know how toalphabetize words.
  4. 4. Since there are so manywords in a dictionary,guide words are used tohelp you locate a wordquickly. What are guide words?
  5. 5. Guide words are found atthe top of each page. Theytell you the first and lastword that is found on thatpage.
  6. 6. How do guide words helpyou find a word quickly?Instead of looking at each wordon a page, which could takeforever, you just look at theguide words and then use whatyou know about alphabetizingwords to decide if your wordwould be found on that page.
  7. 7. Let’s see what that means- Let’s pretend we are looking up the word, science. First we would turn to the S section.
  8. 8. Then we would use theguide words and what weknow about alphabetizingwords to decide thecorrect page in the Ssection.
  9. 9. We would look at theguide words at the top ofeach page and decidebetween which ones ourword would come inalphabetical order.
  10. 10. Let’s do that for theword science-Which one of these pageswould contain the wordscience?
  11. 11. scienceThe page with the guide words- stamp - summerOr the page with the guide words- sandwich - seventy
  12. 12. Chapter 2Dictionary Definitions What do they mean?
  13. 13. Have you ever looked upthe definition for a wordin the dictionary?If so, then you mighthave been confused bysome of the parts of thatdefinition.
  14. 14. Today, we’re going tolearn what each part of adefinition means.
  15. 15. This is a definition for flag:flag (flag)1. noun A piece of cloth with a pattern or symbol of a country, an organization, etc.2. verb To stop, or to signal. We flagged down the police officer.
  16. 16. flag (flag)1. noun A piece of cloth with a The word being defined is followed by the pattern or symbol of a pronunciation in country, an organization, etc. parenthesis.2. verb To stop, or to signal. We flagged down the police officer.
  17. 17. The first word tells the word’sflag (flag)part of speech1. noun A piece of cloth with a pattern or symbol of a country, an organization, etc.2. verb To stop, or to signal. We flagged down the police officer.
  18. 18. The next section is the actualdefinition of the word.1. noun A piece of cloth with a pattern or symbol of a country, an organization, etc.2. verb To stop, or to signal. We flagged down the police officer.
  19. 19. Finally, you might see a1. noun Ashowing cloththe asentence piece of how withword is used. Especially if the pattern or symbol of ause is not the most common etc. country, an organization, forthe word.1. verb To stop, or to signal. We flagged down the police officer.
  20. 20. Let’s see what you’ve learned!mischief (miss-chif)noun Playful behavior thatmay cause annoyance or harmto others. My brother isalways up to some sort ofmischief.
  21. 21. book (buk)1. noun A set of pages that are bound together.2. verb To arrange for something ahead of time. We’ve booked a vacation in Mexico.
  22. 22. Now you know the definition of definition!

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