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How do we find words in a dictionary


Look at the first page of the dictionary in front of you.What do you notice about the words?. You should have seen that all the words start with the letter A. Can you find the page where the words start with B ?. How many pages of words beginning with A are there in the dictionary?. DICTIONARY LAYOUT.

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How do we find words in a dictionary

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How do we find words in a dictionary?


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Look at the first page of the dictionary in front of you.

What do you notice about the words?

You should have seen that all the words start with the letter A


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How many pages of words beginning with A are there in the dictionary?

Can you find the page where the words start with B ?


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DICTIONARY LAYOUT

Discuss with the person sitting next to you how the page is set out.

Be ready to share your thoughts with the rest of the class.


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Features of Dictionaries

The words are in columns

The word you want is in bold or in colour

The word has it’s meaning written next to it


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Features of Dictionaries

Look through the pages of the dictionary now. What do you notice?


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Features of Dictionaries

You should have noticed that all the words are in

alphabetical order


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Can you put these words into alphabetical order?

Apple

Elephant

Apple

Zebra

Carrot

Carrot

Elephant

Zebra


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Can you put these words into alphabetical order?

Lorry

Caravan

Party

Money

Sunshine

Caravan

Lorry

Money

Party

Sunshine