|Webster's New Explorer Student Dictionary 3 Edition
Contributor(s): Merriam-Webster (Corporate Author)
ISBN: 1596950862 ISBN-13: 9781596950863
Publisher: Federal Street Pr
Binding Type: Hardcover - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: May 2010
Annotation: Provides more than thirty thousand definitions, sample phrases and sentences, synonyms, and word histories.
|Library of Congress Subjects: |
- English language; Dictionaries, Juvenile.
- English language; Dictionaries.
|BISAC Categories: |
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Reference | Dictionaries
|Academic/Grade Level: Grade 2-3, Age 7-8|
|Book type: Easy Non Fiction|
|Physical Information: 9.50" H x 7.50" W x 2.50" (2.90 lbs) 796 pages|
|Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2006 June)
Gr 3-8 -This serviceable dictionary contains more than 32,000 words and phrases. It is surprisingly lightweight, and the large print, concise definitions, and pronunciation key in the right-hand corner of each spread make it easy to use. While the scattered illustrations are in black and white, the initial letters, guide words, and captions, as well as the occasional highlighted anecdotal word histories and synonyms, appear in purple, brightening the pages. Multiple definitions of a word are presented in historical order. Thus, the first meaning listed reflects earlier, possibly out-of-date usage. For example, the first definition for the word "nice" is "very fussy," followed by "able to recognize small differences between things." Children will have to read the third and fourth meanings to find the more commonly intended "pleasing" or "well-behaved." A list of common abbreviations including states, months, days of the week, and words follows the word entries. The signs and symbols section includes many mathematical representations. Next is a grammar and punctuation guide; a biographical section listing years of birth and death and a succinct summary including nationality and profession; a list of U.S. presidents and vice presidents with life dates, birthplaces, and term dates; place names and capitals; important events in U.S. history from first settlement in 1565 to the Columbia disaster in 2003; a table of weights and measures; planet information; and a math refresher, which includes fractions, decimals, percentiles, area formulas, and examples.-Barbara Auerbach, New York City Public Schools[Page 100]. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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