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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.
This revised edition of the bestselling SCHOLASTIC FIRST DICTIONARY has been completely redesigned to reflect the vocabulary and interests of early elementary school children.
Definitions for approximately 1,500 headwords have been carefully chosen to help build on the vocabulary of young children. Six hundred full-color photographs further illustrate their meanings. Each entry has been designed to provide readers with easy to understand definitions, as well as alternate forms for nouns, verbs, and adjectives. Illustrative example sentences following each headword are clearly written to help show children what words mean and how they should be used. In addition, each entry is followed by a simple phonetic pronunciation guide.
Easy-to-understand definitions for approximately 1,500 words have been carefully chosen to help build on the vocabulary of young children. This updated edition now includes new entries like e-mail and DVD, as well as dozens of new photos. Full color.
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 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.