Discussion in 'Second Grade' started by Momma5, Aug 16, 2012.
Aug 16, 2012
Do 2nd graders in general know how to use one? If so, do you require them to have one?
No, they don't come in knowing how to use them well...you need to teach them. You'd be better off with a class set of dictionaries than requiring one at this age.
Aug 18, 2012
I teach mine how to use one 3rd quarter.
Last spring I had to teach my 10 year old daughter to use a PHONE BOOK
She had no idea they even existed! She thought you just looked everything up online. Fine, till the computer goes down.
Sixth graders struggle. They get the idea, but...
We spend a lot of time learning how to use the dictionary in my room. We have a class set, which helps because they're all the same.
My dictionary consists of:
1) Open up Google.
2) Type in : Define _______________________
It even comes with pronunciations! I would actually be sure to teach kids that way as well if you have computer access.
Separate names with a comma.