The 16th October sees the celebration of Noah Webster's birthday, the lexicographer who started Webster's Dictionary.
A dictionary is "a book or electronic resource that lists the words of a language (typically in alphabetical order) and gives their meaning, or gives the equivalent words in a different language, often also providing information about pronunciation, origin, and usage." Source: Dictionary.com
Dictionaries help to break down language barriers by giving us correct meanings of words.
When you're learning a new language, a dictionary plays a vital role in giving you the information you need to express yourself.
Your voice counts. To not have the words to express yourself and your ideas means that your voice is not heard.
As a global citizenship, it is your ability to speak which makes positive change happen.
Make a date and celebrate Dictionary Day in your community to improve language, literacy and communication.
Here' some ideas to get you started:
1. Set up a spelling bee
2. Play classroom word bingo and look up the meanings of chosen words
3. Have 'find a word' dictionary speed competitions
Research it. Share it. Get people involved.
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