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The American Heritage First Dictionaryby American Heritage Dictionary
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Ages 5-8, Grades K-2
This newly updated, award-winning dictionary gives children confidence as they learn to read. More than 2,000 entry words are clearly defined, and 850 full-color photographs and drawings enhance the text for todayand#39;s visually sophisticated young readers.
Entry words correlate with the vocabulary found in the curricula for the early primary grades. Hundreds of engaging feature notes show opposites, rhyming words, and related words. The front matter includes a guide to using the dictionary that is useful for students, parents, and teachers alike. An instructive Phonics and Spelling Guide is included in the back-matter section to develop solid reading and writing skills. This copyright update features new images and example sentences, as well as a number of entirely new words such as buzz, lump, and numb.
A refreshed version of the award-winning First Dictionary for children in grades K-2, with more than 2,000 age-appropriate words, dozens of new photographs and drawings, example sentences keyed to the art, and features that help beginning readers build their vocabularies.
Ages 5-8, Grades K-2 This newly updated, award-winning dictionary gives children confidence as they learn to read. More than 2,000 entry words are clearly defined, and 850 full-color photographs and drawings enhance the text for todays visually sophisticated young readers.
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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