Looking Up Words With References Worksheets
Related ELA Standard: L.4.4.C
Here is a very neat exercise to do with your students: As your students to take a piece of paper and draw a dictionary. Then ask them to draw an encyclopedia. I have been doing this the last five years on the first day of school. Every successive year, I have less students draw paper books. Instead I get more and pictures of devices with these programs on them. It is amazing how the paradigm of a reference material has drastically transformed over the last decade. These worksheets will help students become familiar with the use reference materials to about learn new words.
Looking Up Words Worksheets To Print:
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– Some words have many different meanings, or can be used in many
An antonym for a word is its opposite. Change the meaning of each
sentence below by replacing the underlined word with its antonym.
Use a thesaurus or dictionary to help you.
Looking Up Pronunciation
– A dictionary doesn't just tell you what a word means. It also
tells you how to pronounce it. Read the dictionary page.
Using the Dictionary
– You can use a dictionary to find out how to pronounce words with
which you are unfamiliar.
True or False?
– If what the sentence says is true, write a T on the line. If what
the sentence says is false, write an F on the line.
Descriptive Words – Underline the bland, weak word in each sentence
below. Then use a thesaurus to find a synonym that is more precise
and descriptive to replace them.
– Read the sentences below. Look up each underlined word in the
dictionary. If the sentence is correct, put a ? in the box. If the
sentence is silly put an S in the box.
How to use References for Pronunciation and Definitions?
Whenever you are writing some sort of essay, report, thesis, or any other type of academic paper, you tend to take ideas from others. It is quite natural and every author has to use some pre-published information to base his ideas on. When you are writing an academic paper, your ideas develop from ideas and works of others. It is not wrong to use their work in your writing. However, it will be wrong if you won't provide a reference or give credit to their work. This is because your readers will assume that the ideas are yours. It will completely waste their hard work. Hence, referencing is a really important and significant element of academic writing. If you do not give references, your paper will show plagiarism that can completely destroy your image. Your paper will also be rejected.
How to use references
The first and foremost step towards referencing is to note certain additional things down along with your research. When you are taking notes of the ideas and information, also write down the author's full name, the title of the text, the date of publication of the article, and the page number of the article. Make sure that you do not confuse the publisher's name with the printer's name.
Always give reference when you are using someone else's idea to your point. Most references are given in the main body. This is because the introduction and conclusion are based on your own thoughts and ideas. You require other work in the main body as the supporting detail of your idea. There are two very common referencing styles used for pronunciations and definitions. These two are the 'author, date' and footnotes or endnotes.