The American Heritage First Dictionary
The American Heritage First Dictionary

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Annotation: Presents more than 2,000 definitions for words, 850 of which contain colored illustrations designed for beginning readers, and includes a brief pronunciation and spelling guide.
Catalog Number: #97604
Format: Perma-Bound Edition from Publisher's Hardcover
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Common Core/STEAM: Common Core Common Core
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Copyright Date: 2015
Edition Date: 2016
Pages: 406 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: Publisher: 0-544-33663-1 Perma-Bound: 0-605-86003-3
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-0-544-33663-6 Perma-Bound: 978-0-605-86003-2
Dewey: 423
LCCN: 2005031529
Dimensions: 26 cm.
Language: English
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School Library Journal
K-Gr 3 This clear, easy-to-use reference opens with a five-page introduction to dictionary use and contains more than 2000 common words and 850 color photographs and drawings. Entries feature full-sentence definitions and sample usage. Occasional sidebars offer opposites, rhyming, or related words. The guide words at the top, main entries, and picture captions are all highlighted in purple. The entire alphabet appears at the bottom of each spread, reinforcing the exact location of the leading letter. New letters are introduced on a fresh page in large, blue upper and lowercase print surrounded by multiple pictures of objects beginning with that letter. The large fonts, generous spacing, and bright illustrations make this book a good choice for new readers. Sections on phonics and spelling, parts of speech, homophones, compound words, and lists of common word groups, such as parts of the body and pairs of opposites, are appended. Users, especially second-language learners, will appreciate the dictionarys clarity and simplicity, but Merriam-Websters Primary Dictionary (2005) offers a richer choice for browsers and includes jokes and riddles, snippets from classic childrens literature, and word histories. Teachers might prefer the former for practicing independent dictionary skills, while the latter is a more appealing choice for home libraries. Barbara Auerbach, New York City Public Schools
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Reading Level: 2.0
Interest Level: K-3

This newly updated, award-winning dictionary gives children confidence as they learn to read. More than 2,000 entry words are clearly defined, and 850 full-color photographs and drawings enhance the text for today's visually sophisticated young readers. Entry words correlate with the vocabulary found in the curricula for the early primary grades. Hundreds of engaging feature notes show opposites, rhyming words, and related words. The front matter includes a guide to using the dictionary that is useful for students, parents, and teachers alike. An instructive Phonics and Spelling Guide is included in the back-matter section to develop solid reading and writing skills. This copyright update features new images and example sentences, as well as a number of entirely new words such as buzz, lump, and numb. AGES-5-8 AUTHOR: The Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries are a team of professional lexicographers with advanced degrees in various scholarly fields. The editors familiarize themselves with the vocabulary in specific subject areas, collect materials on new developments and usage, and work with expert consultants to ensure that our publications are accurate and up-to-date. Colour illustrations


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