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The dictionary is a staple in the life of every student, and with good reason: they can be a great learning tool when used correctly. That's why, if you want your child to take full advantage of their dictionary, you should teach them how to use it with the tips in the post below.

How to Use a Dictionary to Learn

  1. First of all, it's important that you make sure your child knows the alphabet well. As you know, the dictionary is arranged alphabetically, meaning they should know it by heart. Practice the ABC song with them to guarantee they do.
  2. A crucial step is helping your child use the dictionary is provide one for them. Just check that it's the right kind for your child's age and level. For now, a pocket-sized English dictionary should do the trick.
  3. Once they have the dictionary, take some time to explain to them about its different components and how they can use them to learn (for example, the part of speech and the thesaurus).
  4. At some point, your child will want to search for unfamiliar words in the dictionary. To start, they should find the section of the word's first letter. There, they can look at the guide words at the top to find the unknown word easily.
  5. Finally, teach your child that they should make an effort to understand a word's definition. If they don't, they can search for unknown words in the definition to understand the meaning.

Help your child become a better learner with tutoring in Boardman, OH. Call The Tutoring Center, Boardman, OH at (330) 330-8185 for more information on their academic programs.


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