The Dictionary: The Dictionary Can tell us how to spell words Can tell us how to pronounce words Can tell us what a word means (Give the definition) Can tell us how a word can be used in a sentence
The Dictionary: The Dictionary Words are in ABC order Sometimes you have to look at more than the first letter to find a word in the right place
Guide words : Guide words Guide words are at the top of each page Guide words tell you the first word on a page and the last word on the page Guide words help you find the word you need quicker
celebrate - chair: celebrate - chair celebrate center cereal certain chain chair All of these words are found on the same page in the dictionary
rat real : rat real read mouse raw baby stop
live – lock: live – lock loaf log like line list
The Library: The Library Labels on the shelves are like guide words. Books are put in the shelves in ABC order using the authors’ last names.