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42 Using a Glossary


Using a Glossary Opening Page

Start-Up Activity

Read about the parts of a glossary. Then point students to a sample glossary from a social studies or science book. Have them choose an interesting or new word from the glossary, read its meaning, and use it in a sentence. Have volunteers share their words and sentences. 

Think About It

“Few activities are as delightful as learning new vocabulary.”

—Tim Gunn

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Sample Glossary Page

Give students time to study the sample glossary page. Then ask them the following questions:

  • What are the guide words for the sample glossary page? (Oasis and savanna)
  • What is the meaning of pampas? (Area of grassy plains in South America)
  • If the word ravine were added to this page, what glossary words would come before and after it? (prairie and savanna)
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