Focus Skill: Reference Sources

Focus Skill: Reference Sources

Focus Skill: Reference Sources Good readers use reference sources to help them

find information. There are many print reference sources. A few examples are..... A dictionary is a book

people use to find a words meaning, spelling, part of speech, and pronunciation. Dictionaries are organized in alphabetical order with

guide words at the top of each page. A thesaurus is a book people use to find synonyms. Synonyms are words that mean almost the same thing. A thesaurus is set up like a dictionary.

happycheerful, joyful, glad, delighted, pleased, satisfied, content An atlas is a book people use to find a map of a state,

country, or part of the world. An encyclopedia is a set of books that people use to find information. Topics are arranged in alphabetical order.

There are also technology reference sources. A few examples are..... computer

CDs DVDs People use the internet to find many kinds of information. You can read documents, see pictures and artwork, listen to

music, and take a virtual tour of many places. Lets practice! Which reference source would you use to find a word that

means the same as the word smart? A. dictionary B. thesaurus C. atlas thesauru s

If I had to do a project on Rosa Parks, where would I look to find information on her? A. dictionary B. atlas C. encyclopedia

encyclopedi If I want to take a trip to Disney World, which reference source would help me figure out how to get there? A. atlas

B. encyclopedia C. thesaurus atlas If I wasnt sure how to spell a word, which reference source would I look in?

A. atlas B. encyclopedia C. dictionary dictionar What reference source could you use to look up

information about President Obama? A. atlas B. thesaurus C. internet internet

True or False: A printer is an example of a reference source. FALSE BONUS: What is a search

engine? It is a special tool on the internet. People use search engines to find out what they need to know about a topic. BONUS:

What is a website? It is a location on the internet that gives people information about a topic.

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