Crack Open the Dictionary


Keep an English-English dictionary in your classroom or encourage students to have a dictionary app on their phones, like Merriam-Webster’s. When students are working on their own or in small groups, and one of them asks about the meaning of a word, give them the dictionary and tell them to look it up. This creates more independent learners and reminds them that you are not a dictionary.

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