3rd Grade - Dictionary, Thesaurus, Atlas And Encyclopedia

 
     
 
     
 
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3rd
Writing
Dictionary, thesaurus, atlas and encyclopedia
Understand the structure and organization of various reference materials (e.g., dictionary, thesaurus, atlas, encyclopedia)(research)
Student knows what kind of information is found in reference materials. Student can find information they need from a dictionary, thesaurus, atlas, an encyclopedia.
 

Sample Problems

(1)

How is a dictionary organized?

(2)

How is a thesaurus organized?

(3)

How is an atlas organized?

(4)

How is an encyclopedia organized?

(5)

What information can I find in these reference materials?

Learning Tips

(1)

Make sure to have a dictionary in the house that your child can refer to when they need to look up a word while they’re reading and doing homework.

(2)

Make sure to have a thesaurus in the house that your child can refer to when they need to look up a synonym to revise any writing assignments.

(3)

It is also nice to have an encyclopedia set in the house that your child can refer to when they have reports or research papers for school.

(4)

Whenever you go to the library, take your child to the reference material section. Show them the various materials and discuss what they are used for.

(5)

If you do not have any reference materials at home, and cannot make a visit to the library, the internet has free resources for children. Go on with your child and make sure they fin an appropriate website.

Extra Help Problems

(1)

How is a dictionary organized?

(2)

How is a thesaurus organized?

(3)

What information can you find in a dictionary?

(4)

What information can you find in a thesaurus?

(5)

What information can you find in an encyclopedia?

(6)

If a student wants to find the meaning of the word ‘triumphant’, they should look in the: a) encyclopedia B) almanac C) dictionary

(7)

If a student wants to find another word for ‘good’, they should look in the: a) thesaurus B) almanac C) dictionary

(8)

If a student wants to find information for a report on ‘jaguars’, they should look in the: a) encyclopedia B) thesaurus C) dictionary

(9)

Circle the only thing that is not included in a dictionary entry: A) definition B) part of speech C) article on the topic

(10)

Circle the only thing that is included in a dictionary entry: A) syllabication B) synonyms C) article on the topic

(11)

Circle the only thing that is not included in a thesaurus entry: A) synonym B) sample sentence C) article on the topic

(12)

Circle the only thing that is included in a thesaurus entry: A) synonyms B) article on the topic

(13)

Circle the only thing that is not included in an encyclopedia: A) synonym B) pictures of the topic C) article on the topic

(14)

Circle the only thing that is included in an encyclopedia: A) synonyms B) article on the topic

(15)

In what reference material will you find guide words? A) thesaurus B) dictionary C) encyclopedia D) almanac

(16)

In what reference material will you find synonyms for a word? A) thesaurus B) dictionary C) encyclopedia D) almanac

(17)

In what reference material will you find the history of a topic? A) thesaurus B) dictionary C) almanac

(18)

In what reference material will you find an article on a topic? A) thesaurus B) dictionary C) encyclopedia D) almanac

(19)

If a student wants to find the meaning of the word ‘elegant’, they should look in the: a) encyclopedia B) almanac C) dictionary

(20)

If a student wants to find another word for ‘little’, they should look in the: a) thesaurus B) almanac C) dictionary

(21)

If a student wants to find information for a report on ‘Africa’, they should look in the: a) encyclopedia B) thesaurus C) dictionary

(22)

If a student wants to find the meaning of the word ‘polygraph’, they should look in the: a) encyclopedia B) almanac C) dictionary

(23)

If a student wants to find another word for ‘pretty’, they should look in the: a) thesaurus B) almanac C) dictionary

(24)

If a student wants to find information for a report on ‘DNA’, they should look in the: a) encyclopedia B) thesaurus C) dictionary

(25)

What is a dictionary?

 

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