Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Dictionary lesson plans: Teaching on teaching tools with links to dictionaries

Dictionaries are a homeschoolers best friend. Since Noah Webster published the first American dictionary in 1806, A Compendious Dictionary of the English Language, to the modern day Merriam Webster's Collegiate® Dictionary students have built vocabularies using these tools. It’s important that children understand the best way to use a dictionary and that educators ensure children develop life-long skills to ensure learning success.

Check out the dictionary resources on CurrClick!

One of the most popular dictionaries in use today is the Merriam Webster's Collegiate® Dictionary that is available in part online through the official Merriam-Webster site. It is important to note that the Merriam-Webster is a derivative of the original Noah Webster dictionary of 1806. Merriam-Webster continually adds new words to the dictionary on an annual basis.

Here are some resources for those teaching about the dictionary.

Education World: All About Words: Dictionary Activities!

Oct 16, 2000 – Eight new lessons for using dictionaries... The letters ZIP in the word Zip Code stand for "Zone Improvement Plan." 

Dictionary Skills | A to Z Teacher Stuff Lesson Plans

This is a lesson which will help students review their spelling words while practicingdictionary skills. Objectives: Students will successfully locate words in the dictionary

Dictionary Skills - eThemes

Oct 26, 2004 – There are worksheets, definitions, games, lesson plans, a tutorials, and more. Check out the link to eThemes resources on online dictionaries

Dictionary Lesson Plans - LessonCorner

Learn engrossing ways to increase your students' vocabulary and improve effective use of this essential tool in LessonCorner's Dictionary section.

Lesson 1: Using the Dictionary

Lesson 1: Using the Dictionary ... Plan to refer to this lesson later. ... Spanish-
English dictionaries are, without exception, prepared for the use and convenience

The Internet Picture Dictionary

Free, online multilingual picture dictionary with interactive activities for English, French, German, Spanish, Italian and ESL learners.

LITTLE EXPLORERS Picture Dictionary by EnchantedLearning.com

Little Explorers Picture Dictionary-A multi-lingual picture dictionary with links to educational activities and games. Even preschoolers can surf carefully chosen

Dictionary Exercises

This section will help you review and strengthen your knowledge of the dictionary
. Theexercises are grouped into beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels

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