Using a Pronunciation Key

Contributor: Melissa LaRusso. Lesson ID: 10881

Does reading aloud make you timorous? If you get stuck on hard-to-pronounce words, the dictionary will help you! Online resources help you understand pronunciation keys and syllables to help you read!


English / Language Arts

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

Lesson Plan - Get It!


How can a dictionary help you pronounce an unfamiliar word?

You can use a dictionary to help you pronounce an unfamiliar word.

Let's look at the word "macramé." The pronunciation for this word is mak-ruh-mey.

Notice that the first syllable (mak) is bold-faced. This syllable is emphasized or stressed in the word.

Chose the correct webage for you to learn more about pronunciation keys:

Let's practice using pronunciation keys in the next section!

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