Classroom Reference Center - Dictionaries & Thesauruses
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I teach 4th grade at a wonderful rural elementary school. Through grants, our district has been able to provide the latest technology for our students. Although this is wonderful for the kids, I believe that they should also be self-sufficient and not depend entirely on technology. I am asking for a basic set of dictionaries and thesauruses. I currently have a set of 10 dictionaries from 1976. These are the same dictionaries I used when I was in 4th grade (they were old then too)! I believe that kids should know how to use a dictionary and a thesaurus to build vocabulary.
I plan to use the dictionaries on a regular basis for both lessons and research. I have lessons that involve students looking up unfamiliar words and using guide words. I also will use the dictionaries to enhance vocabulary and determine word history. The thesauruses will be used to build a strong vocabulary and reinforce synonyms and antonyms.
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