Synopses & Reviews
Every entry word in this brand-new edition has a full-sentence, age-appropriate definition and one or more example sentences to clarify meaning. The text is enhanced by lively and informative full-color artwork selected for its appeal to children in the early primary grades. Nearly 300 appealing feature notes, many of them illustrated, are new to this edition.
More than 2,000 entries, including 250 new words and dozens of new senses
700 engaging full-color photographs and drawings
300 feature notes that expand vocabulary and illustrate opposites, rhyming, and word usage
Updated Phonics and Spelling Guide for developing solid reading skills
This 1997 edition has been expanded with a new phonics and spelling guide designed to help children ages 6 to 9 develop solid spelling and reading skills. Using sample words from the dictionary, the guide gives a detailed list of the common spellings of the most important vowel and consonant sounds. Spelling skills are further reinforced by sections on homo-nyms, compound words, and basic rules for spelling plurals and verb tenses. In addition, a five-step procedure enables children of all ages to learn how to study a word. Parents and children will find useful, clearly presented information to supplement classroom instruction.
Every entry in this award-winning dictionary has a full-sentence definition and a clear example sentence to illustrate meaning.
1,800 entries defined in complete, age-appropriate sentences 650 lively, full-color photographs and drawings, updated with new selections Revised phonics and spelling sections for building basic reading skills
Containing more than 1,800 of the words most frequently used by six- and seven-year-olds, The American Heritage© First Dictionary provides complete definitions for every word, sample sentences which clarify meaning, and inflected forms. More than 600 colorful photos and drawings enhance the entries. The Phonics and Spelling Guide helps children develop solid spelling and reading skills.
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 today's visually sophisticated young readers.
About the Author
The Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries are a team of professional lexicographers with advanced degrees in various scholarly fields. The editors familiarize themselves with the vocabulary in specific subject areas, collect materials on new developments and usage, and work with expert consultants to ensure that our publications are accurate and up-to-date.