Dictionary Skills. 3 rd Grade. Why Use a Dictionary?. to see how to spell a word to learn how to pronounce a word correctly to define a word to find synonyms and antonyms for a word to find out how many syllables are in a word to find out what part of speech a word is.
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Guide words – show the first word and the last word on the page.
The guide words on this page are alone and alumnus.
Entry words – are in ABC order. They are in bold print. Alone is the first entry word on this page.
(part of a spoken word). A dictionary generally uses dots between the syllables of a word.
Can you guess the synonym for little? Click for answers
Can you guess the synonym for rock?
Can you guess the synonym for funny?
(a word that is the opposite of another word). A dictionary may list an antonym for a word.
Can you guess an antonym for happy? click for answers
Can you guess an antonym for short?
Can you guess an antonym for dark?
Can you guess what parts of speech these words are? Click on cat, slowly, different, and hear to find your answers. Then click under the sentence to see if you are correct.
My cat likes to lick my face.
Cars going into the tunnel were moving slowly.
She looks different with her hair cut short.
I can hear the rain falling on the roof.
Sometimes a word can have more than one meaning. Look at the picture on the right. Find the word audience. This word has 3 meanings.
How many meanings does audio have? Click the mouse for the answer.
Look up the word cold. How many meanings does the
word cold have? Click for the answer.
Which one of the meanings for cold is used in this
sentence? “ Emily’s hands were cold so she put on a
pair of mittens.” Click for the answer.
Look up the word grade. How many meanings does the
word grade have? Click for the answer.
Which one of the meanings for grade is used in this
sentence? “ Sam got an A on his paper.” Click for the