Dictionary Instruction is NOT all Equal!
When I was a 3rd grade student myself, I asked my teacher how to spell giraffe. My teacher said, "Look it up in the Dictionary." I spent the next hour dutifully looking through the entire "J" section in the dictionary. I said it was not there. My irritated teacher, took the dictionary, turned to "G" and flipped right to giraffe.
Giraffe Photo Citation: Hoffman, Judy. giraffe1234567.jpg. April 2009. Pics4Learning. 30 Jun 2016 <http://pics.tech4learning.com>