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A dictionary can be a great learning tool when used correctly. That's why, if your child doesn't know how to use a dictionary, you should read the post below to help them employ it.

How to Use a Dictionary to Learn

  1. The first step to teach your child to use the dictionary is making sure they know the alphabet, since they'll need to know it to search for words. To that end, you can sing the ABC song with them until they know it by heart.
  2. To learn to use the dictionary, your child will need one of their own. There are several types of dictionaries out there, so provide the right dictionary for them: a pocket size, English dictionary that's updated.
  3. Once they have a dictionary, you will need to go over it with your child so you can explain its different components. For instance, tell them what the thesaurus or the part of speech are so they can use them and learn from them, too.
  4. To teach your child to search for words in the dictionary, they should start by searching for the section of the first letter in the word. Once there, they can employ the guide words at the top of the page to find the unknown word easily.
  5. Finally, reading a definition is not enough; your child should understand the meaning of the unknown word. If they have questions, they can search for unknown words within the definition to make the meaning clearer.

Enroll your child in early age tutoring in Evanston IL to help them develop their academic skills effectively. Call The Tutoring Center, Evanston IL at 2242102244 for more information on their programs, or to schedule a free consultation.


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