The American Heritage Children's Thesaurus

Overview


Ages 8–12, Grades 3–6

With more than 4,000 entries and 36,000 synonyms, this updated, award-winning thesaurus encourages young writers to think analytically about their word choices. Entries are arranged in a way that distinguishes between words that are close synonyms and words that differ somewhat in meaning or usage. More than 150 full-color photographs illustrate the many example sentences and make this book as attractive as it is useful. As an added bonus, this updated ...

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Overview


Ages 8–12, Grades 3–6

With more than 4,000 entries and 36,000 synonyms, this updated, award-winning thesaurus encourages young writers to think analytically about their word choices. Entries are arranged in a way that distinguishes between words that are close synonyms and words that differ somewhat in meaning or usage. More than 150 full-color photographs illustrate the many example sentences and make this book as attractive as it is useful. As an added bonus, this updated edition includes an explanation of the major parts of speech, to help young writers establish a firm grasp of language.

Presents over 4000 alphabetically arranged words with several synonyms and an illustrative sentence for each.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 3-7In this thesaurus, the entries appear in dark purple type and are followed by the part of speech in smaller italic black type. A solid diamond then indicates in bold type the best choices of synonyms. Next, an open diamond gives other synonyms that don't fit the example sentence as well as the first group or are related words. Lastly, a sentence is given as a usage example. If a word can be more than one part of speech, each part is treated separately. For words that do not have actual synonyms, a boxed entry gives a group of closely related words. Boxed entries are also used for antonyms of 110 selected words. These boxes, along with approximately two-inch by three-inch full-color photographs, break up the text and give the book a user-friendly look. Homographs are listed as separate entries. There are no cross references or pronunciation guides. A four-page explanation of how to use the thesaurus is given at the beginning and an index of the antonyms and word groups appears at the end. The pages are attractive with an orange stripe across the top, green guide words, and a mix of type size and style. With 4000 entries and over 36,000 synonyms in an easy-to-read format, this resource should serve well the needs of its intended audience.Priscilla Bennett, Research, Media and Technology, State University of West Georgia
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780544542723
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 7/14/2015
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 1,429,689
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Paul Hellweg has written eleven nonfiction books and is a poet and film producer. He has also taught at California State University, Northbridge.

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