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Specially designed for students in grades 6−9, The American Heritage Student Dictionary covers the words that students need to know. With more than 74,000 age-appropriate words and 32,000 example sentences showing words used in context, the dictionary brims with vocabulary reflecting recent cultural and scientific developments. Definitions are phrased in a way young people can readily understand. A full-color page design with vivid graphics provides a powerful platform for developing a more sophisticated vocabulary.
Still more features include biographical and geographical entries on people and places that are important in the curriculum. A program of "soundalikes," like cache/cash and hoard/horde, alerts students to homophones that are easy to confuse and misuse. Up to date, easy to use, and fun to browse, this dictionary is a phenomenal resource for budding readers and writers.
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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.From School Library Journal:
Grade 6-9--This new edition of an old standby is brightened up considerably with more than 2000 full-color photographs and illustrations, and 3000 new definitions. Marginal notes appear throughout the book, providing information about regional uses, common grammatical errors, word roots, and pronunciation; these added features, while entertaining, are too random to act as real resources. The true strength of this dictionary comes from the inclusion of terms, idioms, geographical locations, and basic biographical entries in one alphabetical arrangement. With all the basics one expects from a good dictionary, plus a few extras such as detailed etymology for some entries and notes on usage, this is an ideal basic reference for home or library use.--Kathleen Kelly MacMillan, Maryland School for the Deaf, Columbia
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Book Description Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P11054765958X
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