How do we actually use dictionaries…

“In order to find a word quickly [in a dictionary] children must:

– know the alphabet thoroughly;

– be able to recognise the entry word;

– make use of the guide words.” (105)

Worth thinking about!

Ref: Department of Education (1972) Reading; suggestions for teaching reading in primary and secondary schools. Dept of Education, Wellington, NZ.


About backyardbooks

This blog is a kind of electronic storage locker for ideas and quotes that inform my research... literary research into fiction for young adults (with a special focus on New Zealand fiction). Kiwis are producing amazing literature for younger readers, but it isn't getting the academic appreciation it deserves. I hope readers of this blog can make use of the material I gather and share by way of promoting our fiction. Cheers!
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