Using Guide Words

Contributor: Melissa LaRusso. Lesson ID: 10880

Dictionaries have a LOT of pages, and you could spend all day looking for a word, were it not for the guide words! Mrs. Willis and an online quiz teach you about these words at the top of the pages!


English / Language Arts

English / Language Arts
learning style
personality style
Grade Level
Intermediate (3-5)
Lesson Type
Skill Sharpener

Lesson Plan - Get It!


How can you quickly find the word "intent" in the dictionary?

The best way to find words in a dictionary is to use the guide words located at the top of the page.

What do you know about guide words? Turn and tell your teacher what you already know about guide words.

Now let's build on what you know. Begin by watching this Mrs. Willis- Dictionary Guide Words video:


Let's practice using guide words in the next section.

Elephango's Philosophy

We help prepare learners for a future that cannot yet be defined. They must be ready for change, willing to learn and able to think critically. Elephango is designed to create lifelong learners who are ready for that rapidly changing future.