Scholastic Pocket Thesaurus

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The successful Scholastic Student Thesaurus is now available in convenient pocket-sized paperback and is now called the Scholastic Pocket Thesaurus. Perfect for students on the go!

The Scholastic Pocket Thesaurus is an innovative, easy-to-use title created for the many kids who get frustrated when they try to use a thesaurus. If they look up a word and "it's not there," many students will give up rather than turn to the indexes in the back of their books to redirect their ...

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Overview


The successful Scholastic Student Thesaurus is now available in convenient pocket-sized paperback and is now called the Scholastic Pocket Thesaurus. Perfect for students on the go!

The Scholastic Pocket Thesaurus is an innovative, easy-to-use title created for the many kids who get frustrated when they try to use a thesaurus. If they look up a word and "it's not there," many students will give up rather than turn to the indexes in the back of their books to redirect their searches. The Scholastic Pocket Thesaurus's innovative same-page index solves this problem.

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From School Library Journal
" . . . This volume takes a unique approach with its "on-the-page index" offering cross-references for more difficult words. Each entry features the term, part of speech, definition, and synonyms (in bold type). Though the previous edition offered more extensive information about the usage of each synonym, this edition widens students' knowledge of word connections, made clear through the visibility of each handy spread-specific index. The easy-to-use, expanded introduction will be a valuable resource to students who take the time to read it."
Kathleen Kelly MacMillan, Maryland School for the Deaf, Columbia
Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Children's Literature
This will be an especially easy thesaurus for students to use at the middle- or high-school level. It is presented in very easy-to-read type, not multiple columns of minute print. Main words are on the top half of the page with identification of parts of speech, related words to look up, even antonyms. Additional, less-common words are on the bottom half of the page with a single synonym for each listing. The introduction describes the English language as a "large, beautiful spider web . . . with intricate and fascinating patterns wherever you look." A thesaurus is designed "to move you around in the web of words," so students are advised to use the thesaurus to avoid repetition, make their meaning more precise, and avoid overused terms—try "agreeable," "delightful," or "fantastic" instead of "nice," for example. The introductory material also includes a very clear guide explaining everything that is included in each entry and a caveat about making sure you have selected the right synonym, not just the first word you see. There should be several of these thesauruses available in the classroom and, ideally, one on every student desk at home. 2002, Scholastic, Ages 12 to 18.
—Karen Leggett
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780439620376
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/1/2005
  • Series: Scholastic Reference Series
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 212,938
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.54 (w) x 10.88 (h) x 0.54 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction vii
At-a-Glance x
Thesaurus Entries Close-up xi
How to Use This Book xii
Scholastic Student Thesaurus 1
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