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The revised SCHOLASTIC DICTIONARY OF SPELLING has been updated with 1,000 new words and an all-new design that will make it the choice for young writers to turn to for an instant spell-check.
With a brand new design, 1,000 additional words, and new fun sections like "The Four Longest Words in the English Language" and "The Spelling Words That Made Kids Champions," this is the perfect spelling resource for students. The introduction gives instructions for looking up a word the reader does not necessarily know how to spell, offers more than 150 memory tricks to correct commonly misspelled words, and clearly explains general spelling rules (and their exceptions). Furthermore, to aid pronunciation, each word is divided into syllables with the accented syllable in boldface.
|Product dimensions:||6.20(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)|
|Age Range:||8 - 12 Years|
About the Author
Marvin Terban is a bestselling, award-winning author of more than 30 books for children, most of them about the English language. Called a "master of wordplay" by the American Library Association's Booklist and "Mr. English for Kids" by the Children's Book-of-the-Month Club, Marvin is truly an expert on teaching the art of language. For over 40 years, Marvin has taught English, Latin, Public Speaking, Theater, and other subjects at Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School in New York City.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This dictionary is especially great for students who have difficulty with spelling. It lists just the correct spelling of each word and its pronunciation. The multiple definitions, sample sentences, etc. in other dictionaries is, of course, valuable information--but navigating through so much information can be slow and discouraging for poor spellers. My students who struggle with spelling usually keep this book on top of their desks for easy reference all year.
This book is my life wrap in one word. I work in the world of writing and it has helped me keep my job. If you and you children is having problems spelling you must get this book.