About the Research Section
My current research resources are for the younger group and involves the earliest beginnings in learning how to use a dictionary. Once a child knows how to look up words, then worksheets are no longer needed, just practical usage of the skill.
Alphabetical Order, Early Dictionary Skills
This is a small group of worksheets that help a child practice alphabetical order of letters.
Sorting Carts and Lessons
Sorting Cards for Alphabetizing Words
This page has several activities, many use printable files that are provided that help a child practice alphabetizing words to a certain numbers of letters.
When introducing a dictionary or any other sort of "lookup" book for the first time, it is very important to teach your child about guide words.
- What they are
- Why they are important
- How to use them.
Dewey Decimal Classification - A table of the Dewey decimal numbers and terms.
How to Make Outlines for Writing - takes you into the composition section of donnayoung.org. This page introduces concepts behind outlines, which is organizing similar things and that helps a child experience and start gaining an understanding of the concept.