Children's Writer's Word Book

Children's Writer's Word Book

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by Alijandra Mogilner, Tayopa Mogilner
     
 

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In this revised and expanded 2nd edition, Children's Writer's Word Book helps you immediately determine if you're using the right vocabulary and language for your audience. With its intuitive organization, you'll easily find appropriate words for children of various ages, and discover substitute words that might work even better.

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In this revised and expanded 2nd edition, Children's Writer's Word Book helps you immediately determine if you're using the right vocabulary and language for your audience. With its intuitive organization, you'll easily find appropriate words for children of various ages, and discover substitute words that might work even better.

This comprehensive resource keeps you in touch with reading levels for today's kids, and saves you valuable research time by putting all the information you need in one volume. You'll find:

  • Lists of specific words that are introduced at seven key reading levels (kindergarten through sixth grade)
  • A thesaurus of those words with synonyms, annotated with reading levels
  • Detailed guidelines for sentence length, word usage, and themes at each reading level
  • A thorough explanation of guidelines for national standards on reading
This new edition also addresses important timely topics of the day, such as disability issues and sensitivity to race, religion, and culture. Other new additions relate to divorce, the concept of death, space exploration, the internet, fantasy and science fiction, ethnic and cultural pride, and much more.

With Children's Writer's Word Book, 2nd edition, you can rest assured you'll be able to address your young audience with a vocabulary and style they'll understand and enjoy—and improve your chances with children's publishers.

Editorial Reviews

bn.com
A basic rule of writing is to know your audience. If you want to write for children, you must learn to speak to them on their level. Now it's easier than ever to do that with The Children's Writer's Word Book. This comprehensive reference guide provides alphabetical lists of words appropriate to children in kindergarten through grade six, a thesaurus sorted by reading level, and advice on sentence length and syntax for various reading levels.
Freelance Writers Report
An important reference to keep within arm's reach if you write in this field.
Writers Library
Children's Writer's Word Book will help keep your vocabulary on target.
American Reference Books Annual
This book will take the guesswork out of word choice and should enable authors to write more accurately to specific age levels.
Texas Writers Association
If you want to write for children, add this to your library.
Booknews
Reference for children's writers includes graded word lists (K-6), a thesaurus of the words with synonyms and annotated with reading levels, advice and tips on those practices particular to word usage in children's writing, and samples of writing for each reading level. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781582974132
Publisher:
F+W Media
Publication date:
07/26/2006
Series:
Children's Writer's Word Book Series
Edition description:
2ND
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
109,545
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

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Becoming a published children's writer is an achievable dream. In this fast-growing market, publishers are hungry for articles, books and stories that are written correctly for the market. This handy reference book will help you do just that. It is not meant to replace any book on "how to write," but rather to be used along with your dictionary, thesaurus, and yellow pad of paper.

Here's what you'll find:

  • Lists of specific words introduced at each of seven reading levels (K-6)
  • Instructions for what words to use and when to use them
  • A thesaurus of those words with synonyms
  • Advice and tips on those practices particular to word usage in children's writing
  • Samples of writing for each reading level.

Here's what this book does for you:

  • Allows you to get into the mind of a child at various ages
  • Offers idea generators for other stories
  • Keeps you in touch with reading levels for today's kids
  • Gives you guidelines for sentence length, word usage and theme at each reading level
  • Most importantly, it saves you time by putting all this information at your fingertips in one handy volume! If you want to write for children, this is the most important reference you can own.

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Children's Writer's Word Book 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is not only very helpful for children's writer's but also for educators in understanding the development of children and words. Glad I bought it.
geomomcb More than 1 year ago
I've used this book to teach vocabulary to a diverse population in my classroom. The thesaurus is useful because the words have synonyms by grade level.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Buy print, not NOOK. Don't bother to buy the Nook book. It's not searchable and the pages turn so slowly that it's useless as a reference tool.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Highly recommend this book. Very helpful.
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