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How do you choose the best word for a sentence? The American Heritage(R) Children's Thesaurus has a wide range of entries and carefully selected synonyms which will add color and precision to writing at every level. With its innovative design, The American Heritage(R) Children's Thesaurus encourages students to distinguish among an array of synonyms by testing each word against an example sentence. Synonyms are grouped according to meaning and usage, helping students learn to think analytically and to be selective. This unique book will expand children's vocabularies while teaching them valuable new word skills. Features include more than 35,000 synonyms, a clear sample sentence for every sense of every entry, lively full-color photographs throughout, and more than 100 antonyms and word-group features.
With a wide range of entries and carefully selected synonyms that will add color and precision to writing at every level, this reference encourages students to distinguish among an array of synonyms by testing each word against an example sentence.
With more than 4,000 entries and 36,000 synonyms, this updated edition of the award-winning American Heritage Children's Thesaurus encourages young writers to think analytically about word choice. Synonyms are divided into two groups: "best choices" and "other choices," so children can find the right word for every context. Every sense of each entry word is illustrated by an example sentence showing typical usage. Helpful feature notes and more than 150 full-color photographs make this the most appealing children's thesaurus on the market.
Even young writers have to think about choosing the right word. This popular, easy-to-use thesaurus can help children in the middle grades make the best choice to suit their meaning and enliven their writing.
4,000 main entries, with more than 36,000 synonyms in all Hundreds of Word Group and Antonym features for extra word power
With more than 4,000 main entries and 36,000 synonyms, this easy-to-use thesaurus with thousands of example sentences helps children in the middle grades make the best word choice to suit their meaning and enliven their writing. A new Parts of Speech table explains in simple language how words in the thesaurus are classified according to their function in a sentence.
About the Author
Paul Hellweg is a freelance writer and author of The Insomniac's Dictionary. He is an assistant professor at California State University, Northridge. The author currently resides in Frazier Park, California.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 thehistory 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.