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The American Heritage Children's Dictionaryby American Heritage
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Ages 8-12, Grades 3-6
The American Heritage® Children's Dictionary is an indispensable reference work for children in grades 3-6. It contains thousands of words that children need to know, all defined in clear, easy-to-understand language. Abundant example sentences show how to use the words in context. Fifteen hundred full-color illustrations bring the words to life and invite browsing.
The word list is enhanced with hundreds of informative notes that describe word histories, discuss synonyms, warn of spelling pitfalls, and discuss how to use prefixes and suffixes to build vocabulary. Supplementary material in the back of the book includes a guide to phonics and grammar, a geographical dictionary, maps, and a table of measurements.
This updated edition includes many new illustrations as well as a variety of new words and meanings in the fast-changing areas of technology, sports, and health, including podcast, smartphone, paddleboard, and gluten.
The American Heritage® Children's Dictionary is rich in content and graphics and easy to use. It provides a complete and compelling language reference for every child.
A refreshed version of the award-winning dictionary for children in grades 3-6, with vocabulary keyed to grade level, lively example sentences, and a stunning full-color art program that mixes photographs with rendered art.
An award-winning dictionary for children in grades 3-6, with age-appropriate vocabulary, lively example sentences, hundreds of engaging feature notes, and a stunning full-color art program. This revised and updated edition includes dozens of new words and illustrations.
The American Heritage Children's Dictionary, for children in grades 3-6, contains entries for thousands of words that children need to know, all defined in easy-to-understand language. Abundant example sentences show how to use the words in context. The book's stunning full-color art program includes both photographs and informative drawings. Special features include hundreds of Synonym, Spelling, Word History, and Vocabulary Builder notes and an appendix with a guide to phonics and grammar, a geographical dictionary, and more. This newly updated edition includes new words and meanings in the fast-changing areas of technology, sports, and health, including podcast, smartphone, paddle-boarding, and gluten.
Ages 8-11, Grades 3-6 This visually stunning dictionary has over 25,000 entries, covering all the vocabulary young readers need today. It was completely revised in 2010, with an all-new art program and thousands of new words and senses added, and it has now been newly updated. Special features include hundreds of notes and an appendix with a geographical dictionary, a guide to phonics and spelling, and more.
About the Author
The Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries and of other reference titles published by Houghton Mifflin Company are trained lexicographers with a varied array of interests and expertise. Most of the editors hold graduate degrees and have studied at least one foreign language. Several have degrees in linguistics or in the history of the English language. Others have degrees in science or sometimes other disciplines. All the editors familiarize themselves with the vocabulary in specific subject areas, collect materials on new developments and usage, and work in association with consultants to ensure that the content of our publications is as accurate and as up-to-date as possible.
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