Merriam-Webster's Elementary Dictionary

Merriam-Webster's Elementary Dictionary

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by Merriam-Webster Inc
     
 

A completely up-to-date dictionary for children ages 8-11. - Over 32,000 entries - 600 full-color illustrations and 250 word history paragraphs - Features special sections on U.S. presidents and geographical informationSee more details below

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A completely up-to-date dictionary for children ages 8-11. - Over 32,000 entries - 600 full-color illustrations and 250 word history paragraphs - Features special sections on U.S. presidents and geographical information

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School Library Journal

Gr 3-6

Bridging the publisher's Primary Dictionary and its Intermediate or School offerings, this update contains more than 36,000 entries and 800 color illustrations, photographs, and diagrams, many of them new. Most entries include sample sentences; 1300 are quotations from popular children's books (listed in an appendix). The work of classic authors such as Louisa May Alcott and E. B. White, along with contemporary writers such as Judy Blume and Jack Gantos, is excerpted to "...help build language skills and encourage a love of reading." Many of the quotes are uninspiring and not particularly representative of the books: for example, a line from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Scholastic, 1999) reads: "The sides of the car were scratched and smeared with mud." On each page, guide words in color appear at the top, and a vertical alphabet list (with the current letter framed) scrolls down the margin. Most pages have one or two images or highlighted paragraphs discussing word histories, Greek and Latin roots, or synonyms. "Headscratchers" contain inane curiosities such as, "Thousand is the first number whose name is spelled using an a. That means that you can count from zero to nine-hundred, ninety-nine without ever using an a!" Front matter includes a labeled page key and an explanatory "Using Your Dictionary" note. Signs and symbols (including mathematical and business-writing conventions), a geographical name dictionary, and full-color political world and U.S. maps are appended.-Barbara Auerbach, New York City Public Schools

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780877796756
Publisher:
Merriam-Webster, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/2009
Pages:
848
Product dimensions:
9.90(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.40(d)
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

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