How can students define "diction" when there are no dictionaries with diction in which to define?
My students are scholars.
We are in the process of learning about "rigor" and enhancing our vocabulary. Our school is one that challenges thinking and develop exceeding students. My students are enthusiastic about learning. They spend the majority of their time at school with before and after school activities included. A typical day for my students begins at 8:00 am and ends at 5:00 pm. My students work as hard as I do and I intend to pay them with a challenging, life-altering curriculum.
We intend to use our new dictionaries on a regular basis. Reference books will always be needed and are supplemental resources that make sense of what my students are learning. My students can refer to their new dictionaries for meaning and spelling. They may use the dictionaries to define vocabulary words, correct spelling, determine parts of speech, or simply to learn a new word.
Dictionaries should be in every classroom.
My students are in the process of increasing their comprehension and writing skills. Dictionaries are an important part of learning the meaning, spelling, origin, part of speech, and pronunciation of a word: All a part of reading, writing, or any other subject matter!
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