Lesson Plan

Dictionary.com searches

This is a lesson on using a online dictionary to answer questions based on specific words
Debbie R.
Media specialist/librarian
Grandy Primary School/ Camden Intermediate School
Camden, NC
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Objectives

Students will be able to... locate definitions

Students will be able to infer answers using those definitions.

Students will be able to access a specific website (dictionary.com)

Students will be able to utilize information from a specific website.

Students will recognize different text print.

Subjects
English Language Arts
Grades 2 – 3
All Notes
Teacher Notes
Student Notes

1 Hook/ Attention Getter: Instructor captures student interest by asking how we look up words now when we are reading online or e-books

1. Show the class how to go to Dictionary.com and what it looks like.  In my classes I must do instruction on one side of the Media Center and then we go over to the other side of the Media Center to use the computers, where there are no projector or Smart Board.

2.  Tell the students we are going to use Dictioinary.com and type in the word in bold print on their sheet. I tell them I like this site because the definitions are short and I can tell when you are in the correct site when I see these pictures under the search bar that you type your words in.

3. Read the definition, then read the question.  Using the definition ANSWER the question on the sheet.

4. Write the answer on the sheet.

5. Roam around and help students as they are working after making sure they got into Dictionary.com

Student Instructions

Students will go to the computers and take a pencil, the Dictionsary.com sheet and headphones with them.

Once at the computers, the students pull up Dictionary.com. and type the words in bold into the search bar.  Press enter after doing that and the word and definition will appear.

Read the definition, then read the question.

Using the definition answer the question and write that answer on your sheet.

 

2 Interland

Check the sheets and make sure they are correct.

have the students put the sheet into their Media Folders and bring them back so you can put a sticker on the folder so you can tell who completes the page correctly.

After completing the Dictionary.com sheet allow the students to go to INTERLAND

Student Instructions

Go to Interland after correctly completing the Dictionary.com sheet

The sheets will be loaded below

3 Worksheets for this activity

Activity: Other — Worksheets for this lesson

Name:  _________________________________

Use Dictionary.com  to answer the following questions.  Make sure you look the word up the word in bold print and then answer the question using the information in the definition.

 

  1.  Would you like someone to feel animosity toward you?  Why or Why not?

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  1.  What can you find in a cache?

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  1.  What country(ies) paid with a condor?

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  1.  Would you eat a frankfurter?  Why or Why not?

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  1.  What color is brindled?

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  1.  What is a woodbine?

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Name:  _________________________________

Use Dictionary.com  to answer the following questions.  Make sure you look the word up the word in bold print and then answer the question using the information in the definition.

  1. What can be found in a basin?

 

 

  1. What color is a marten?

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  1.  Where does a gibbon live?

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  1.  Can a person get hydrophobia?  Why or Why not?

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  1.  Where can a stalactite be found?

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  1.  When is Yom Kippur celebrated?

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Name:  _________________________________

Use Dictionary.com  to answer the following questions.  Make sure you look the word up the word in bold print and then answer the question using the information in the definition.

  1.  What color flowers does alfalfa have?

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  1. What is hue?

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  1.  What is the given name of Former President Wiliam Henry Harrison?

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  1.  Would a nutlet fit into your pocket?  Why or Why not?

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  1.  How many leaves does a trillium have?

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  1.  What is a concertina like?

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Student Instructions

Name:  _________________________________

Use Dictionary.com  to answer the following questions.  Make sure you look the word up the word in bold print and then answer the question using the information in the definition.

 

  1.  What does a goad move?

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  1.  In which military service does a Lance Corporal work?

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  1.  What is a valise?

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  1.  Could you eat a zwieback?  Why or Why not?

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  1.  How would your hair look if you were awash?

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  1.  How many seats are in a surrey?

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Name:  _________________________________

Use Dictionary.com  to answer the following questions.  Make sure you look the word up the word in bold print and then answer the question using the information in the definition.

  1. What is a hafnium?

 

 

  1. What color is a poppy?

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  1.  What would you find in a flagon?

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  1.  Is a professional wrestler brawny?  Why or Why not?

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  1.  Is a sedge an animal, plant or vegetable?

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  1.  What is a verdure?

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Name:  _________________________________

Use Dictionary.com  to answer the following questions.  Make sure you look the word up the word in bold print and then answer the question using the information in the definition.

  1. What color is an alpaca cotton wrap?

 

 

  1. In which sport is a caddie used?

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  1.  What color beard does a gnu have?

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  1.  Can you put a zebu in your closet?  Why or Why not?

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  1.  What would you wear to a masquerade?

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  1.  What is a dornick?

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