What Does That Word Mean?
A guide to helping young children
use the dictionary
What is a Dictionary?
A dictionary…
• Is a book that gives all kinds of
information about words
You can use it to find out..
• How to spell a word
?
pa p l e
What a word means..
• The definition of apple is:
a round, firm fruit with red, yellow or
green skin
How to say the word
• Pronunciation
ap’ l
ap ple
How to use the word
• in a sentence
The apple fell off the tree.
Let’s use the dictionary to
look up some more words:
bus
zebra
If you don’t have a dictionary
you can use the computer to
look up words.
Wordsmyth.net
Dictionary.com
Internet Dictionaries
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prepared by: Lisa Ligo
11/15/2010
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Using the dictionary

  1. 1. What Does That Word Mean? A guide to helping young children use the dictionary
  2. 2. What is a Dictionary?
  3. 3. A dictionary… • Is a book that gives all kinds of information about words
  4. 4. You can use it to find out.. • How to spell a word ? pa p l e
  5. 5. What a word means.. • The definition of apple is: a round, firm fruit with red, yellow or green skin
  6. 6. How to say the word • Pronunciation ap’ l ap ple
  7. 7. How to use the word • in a sentence The apple fell off the tree.
  8. 8. Let’s use the dictionary to look up some more words: bus
  9. 9. zebra
  10. 10. If you don’t have a dictionary you can use the computer to look up words.
  11. 11. Wordsmyth.net Dictionary.com Internet Dictionaries
  12. 12. Slideshow prepared by: Lisa Ligo 11/15/2010

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