Consult Reference Materials – Playlist and Teaching Notes
In this playlist, students explore standard L.6.4.C. They learn how to consult reference materials to determine the pronunciation of words and how to consult reference materials to clarify a word’s meaning. Students are guided through examples of when to use dictionaries, glossaries, and thesauruses and how to use them, and apply what they learned by using a reference material to look up unfamiliar words from an article. Students also have the option to view instructional videos and complete practice quizzes or activities.

The playlist includes:
• Six links to instructional videos or texts
• Five links to practice quizzes or activities
• Definitions of the different types of reference materials
• Visual examples of the different types of reference materials
• A self-check quiz consisting of three fill-in-the-blank questions

Accompanying Teaching Notes include:
• Activities for students
• Writing prompts for students
• Links to additional resources, such as lesson plans on how to use a thesaurus
• An accompanying answer guide with correct answers, answer choice rationales, and DOK level

For more teaching and learning resources on standard L.6.4.C, visit
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Created: Oct 25, 2016

Updated: Feb 22, 2018

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