Scholastic Children's Thesaurus
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Scholastic Children's Thesaurus

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by Bollard, Mike Reed
     
 

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For this revised thesaurus, more than 500 alphabetical headword entries and 2,500 synonyms have been specifically designed to best help beginning writers. Each headword has been carefully selected and includes the part of speech, definition, and example sentence. Synonyms following each headword are also defined and followed by a sample sentence. These sentences help… See more details below

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For this revised thesaurus, more than 500 alphabetical headword entries and 2,500 synonyms have been specifically designed to best help beginning writers. Each headword has been carefully selected and includes the part of speech, definition, and example sentence. Synonyms following each headword are also defined and followed by a sample sentence. These sentences help the reader see how the word is normally used, and also illustrate the grammatical constructions that they are often used in.

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School Library Journal
Gr 4-7--This accessible thesaurus will foster an appreciation for and broaden knowledge of language, stimulate the development of writing skills, and assist in the expression of ideas in a lucid and precise fashion. An introduction that explains how to use this resource is followed by more than 500 alphabetically arranged entries. Each one contains a headword printed in green capital letters, names its part of speech, and presents a group of synonyms that "progress from the more common or familiar terms to the less common or more sophisticated vocabulary." Succinct definitions and example sentences are provided for all of the words in the entry, helping students to make appropriate choices for writing assignments. See references guide readers to additional synonyms. An index includes all of the headwords and synonyms in the work, and provides antonyms to many of the headwords. Liberally interspersed with colorful illustrations, the layout is clean and readable. This volume serves as an excellent gateway to thesaurus use; however, as its scope is limited, it is recommended only for circulation or as a supplementary purchase. Roget's Children's Thesaurus (HarperCollins, 1994) offers an uncluttered layout, a word list composed of over 1000 terms, and colorful pictorial matter.--Hillary Jan Donitz-Goldstein, New York Public Library

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780439798310
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
07/28/2006
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
188,466
Product dimensions:
9.96(w) x 10.92(h) x 0.82(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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