Last week, the second graders practiced their dictionary skills. We began by reviewing how a dictionary is organized and the parts of an individual dictionary entry. Students then looked up words and wrote their definitions as well as their specified parts of speech. We practiced using a traditional dictionary before moving to the Dictionary iPad app where students got to see the parts of a virtual dictionary. They were able to see how much quicker it was to use the app and they enjoyed using the pronunciation feature! This week, students are learning how to use a thesaurus to choose more descriptive words that will help them enhance their writing.