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Dictionary Skills

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mary hoofnagle

on 22 March 2013

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Transcript of Dictionary Skills

Dictionaries give us: Definitions
Pronunciations
Spelling
Origin or Etymology: Hey! Where the heck does that word come from?!
Word histories
The plural, past tense, or other forms of the word
Synonyms
Syllables
Part of speech
Examples Dictionaries are in alphabetical order TEST YOUR SKILLS!! Your guide to the dictionary.... Speed Test A Put the list in alphabetical order as quickly as you can and stand up silently when you are done. READY... SET... GO!!! scientists
mammal
behavior
physical
strange Speed Test B perplex
break
blight
platypus
physical Speed Test C enigma
echidna
exploring
enigmatic
every Guidewords help you find what you're looking for. The top two words are the first and last words on the page. You try it!
Write your answer and hold it up! Is the word science Found on the page with the guidewords: salutatorian - scarcity How about the page with the guidewords: scare - seam Part of Speech Write down the following abbreviations and hold it up: noun
verb
adjective
adverb
conjunction
preposition
pronoun Use a dictionary on a test when... There is a bold or italicized word you do not know
There is a word in the questions stem you do not know
There is a word in an answer choice you do not know
There is a word in the reading selection you do not know
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