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Knowing how to use a dictionary can help your vocabulary, spelling, reading comprehension, grammar, and more. To teach your child how to use a dictionary and make the most out of it, read the post below.

How to Use a Dictionary to Learn

  1. The dictionary can be infinitely more difficult to employ if you don't know the order of the letters. For that reason, you should help your child learn the alphabet. Sing the song with them to guarantee they do.
  2. There are translation dictionaries, legal dictionaries, medical dictionaries, among others. Make sure to provide the right dictionary for child so they can learn effectively (i.e. a pocket-sized, updated English dictionary).
  3. The next step is to explore the dictionary with your child. Tell them about the different parts that make it up: the thesaurus, the parts of speech, and more. Teach them how to use each one so they can get the most out of the dictionary.
  4. Of course, you will need to teach your child to search for words in the dictionary. They should start looking for the first letter in the word, and then use the guide words at the top of the pages to find what they're looking for.
  5. Finally, you need to help your child understand the meanings of the unknown words they search, so they can incorporate them in their regular vocabulary. After all, what's the use of having a dictionary if you don't learn anything with it?

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