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Dictionary Skills

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Miranda Najvar

on 2 April 2013

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Miranda Najvar, Megan Johnson, Mary Schneebeli, Loren Wright, Jackie Tinnell, Cary Ward, Becca Brannon 4th Grade Dictionary Skills The Importance of Dictionary Skills FLOCABULARY In this video, you will see common words that you may or may not know the meaning of, along with their definitions. After watching, you will practice looking up your own definitions! Vocabulary Word Chart Vocabulary Toss Work together in table groups to complete a vocabulary chart
A ball will be tossed with a word written on it that needs to be looked up
Assign each person in your group a job
synonym, antonym, definition, picture
Complete chart as quickly as possible and then share with the class when called on

Pick a word from the reading passage that you don't know the meaning of and fill out the second foldable using a dictionary and thesaurus!

** Don't forget to include a picture! Congratulations!! Works Cited No matter how old you get or what grade you are in, you will always come across words you are unfamiliar with. Because of this, it is important to know how to use a dictionary well.

Knowing multiple definitions, synonyms, and antonyms of a word is very helpful, and a dictionary can provide all of these things! http://www.flocabulary.com/7-in-the-kitchen/ Flocabulary.com. Unit 7 "In The Kitchen". 2013. Web. 27 March 2013. <http://www.flocabulary.com/7-in-the-kitchen/>.

Fun English Games.com. Interactive Reading Games. 2012. Web. 25 February 2013. < http://www.funenglishgames.com/readinggames/dictionary.html>.
Garland, Sherry. The Silent Storm. San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1993. Print.
Howcast.com. How To Use a Dictionary. 20 July 2010. Web. 11 February 2013. <http://youtu.be/6Jlat2Rm8yU>.
Lawson, Casey. "Dictionary Scavenger Hunt #1." Teachers Pay Teachers. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Mar. 2013.
Lawson, Casey. "Dictionary Scavenger Hunt #2." Teachers Pay Teachers. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Mar. 2013.

Lowry, Lois. The Giver. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1993. Print.

Osborne, Will Osborne and Mary Pope. Pirates: Magic Tree House Research Guide. New York: Scholastic Inc., 2001. Print.

Snicket, Lemony. The Bad Beginning: A Series of Unfortunate Events. New York: Scholastic Inc., 1999. Print.

Shurley, Brenda and Ruth Wetsell. Shurley English: English Made Simple. Teacher's Manual. Cabot: Shurley Instructional Materials, Inc., 2007. Print. 11 February 2013. Now try it on your own! You are now dictionary experts! Next time you come across an unfamiliar word that you can't figure out, grab a dictionary and see what you can find! o TEKS §110.15 English Language Arts and Reading, Grade 4.(2) Reading/Vocabulary Development. Students understand new vocabulary and use it when reading and writing. Students are expected to:
• (E) Use a dictionary or glossary to determine the meanings, syllabication, and pronunciation of unknown words For extra practice, visit: http://www.funenglishgames.com/readinggames/dictionary.html Review
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