Dictionary skills provide such an in-depth expansion of vocabulary, usage, and language understanding. Subtitled A Guide to the Dictionary for Pronunciation, Meaning, Information and Usage, this workbook strengthens these four topics while introducing proper dictionary usage. Using the required Webster's New World Dictionary, your student will learn to use guide and entry words, derivatives, inflections, determine appropriate spelling and pronunciation, and more. The non-reproducible, consumable workbook includes a pronunciation key and answers. 80 pp, 8.5x11", sc. ~ Ruth
Dictionary Skills, A guide to Pronunciation, Meaning and Usage is an activity book for students which complements the school programs in reading and language-arts and embraces the studies of the Common Core State Standards in Language Arts and Literary Standards. This activity book is for everyone in and beyond grade four as they experience greater irregularities in the English language. There becomes an increased bombardment of words from French, Latin, Greek, Old English and countless other languages which have influenced our American culture.
Lexical Phonics is the use of the phonemic symbols in the dictionary for the pronunciation of words. The phonemic symbols are to be understood as sound symbols not letters of the alphabet. Lexical phonics, as a pronunciation skill, begins on page 19 with the Pronunciation Key, then on page 28, the Blending scale is introduced for effective pronunciation. The Blending Scale is an innovation which will guide the students pronunciation of polysyllabic words.
The dictionary and its vast wealth of information is a formidable alley coupled with wonder, the positive approach to learning. Mindful of Dictionary Secrets and Dictionary Skills, the student will become aware of what the dictionary has to offer, and become motivated to use the dictionary.