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Organisation of a Dictionary. WALT: use a dictionary to sort words into alphabetical order. How quick can you find these words?. pyramid tourist apple. How is the Dictionary organised?. Alphabetically We can split the dictionary into quartiles. What do you think this means?

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Organisation of a Dictionary

WALT: use a dictionary to sort words into alphabetical order.


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How quick can you find these words?

  • pyramid

  • tourist

  • apple


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How is the Dictionary organised?

  • Alphabetically

  • We can split the dictionary into quartiles. What do you think this means?

  • Halfway through the dictionary is M

  • The first quartile is A – E

  • The second is F – L

  • The third is M - S

  • The final quartile is T - Z


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Can you find the quartiles?

  • Hold your dictionary by the spine

  • Let it fall open in the middle, should be around M

  • Then halve each side so you should have fingers in F, M and T.

a b c d ef g h i j k lm n o p q r st y v w x y z


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How can this help us?

Can you find the words any quicker now?

  • pyramid

  • tourist

  • apple

a b c d ef g h i j k lm n o p q r st y v w x y z


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Now its your turn…

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  • WALT use a dictionary to sort words into alphabetical order.

    Find the words on your list in your dictionary, write them in your books in alphabetical order with the definition for each word.


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