Over 45,000 synonyms, age-appropriate examples and opposites make this an ideal thesaurus for homework help for children aged 8+. Key features are picked out: Overused Words panels at words such as "nice" and "good" give appropriate alternatives; Word Webs provide related words for projectwork - such as at "bird": types of birds, parts of a birds body, sounds made by birds and words for groups of birds; Writing Tips provide tips and even more vocabulary for writing.The new Creative Writing supplement shows how to create words using prefixes and suffixes, how to use idioms and similies and other was to make your writing effective and powerful. Compiled using the Oxford Children's Corpus, it reflects children's vocabulary and delivers support and help where it'sneeded.
The ideal reference ebook for young readers and writers, DK's Children's Illustrated Thesaurus has everything a child needs to develop their vocabulary. Never be lost for words, with synonyms and antonyms for around four thousand entries. Each entry is supported by a definition and example sentence to help boost a child's confidence in using and choosing words. Plus, attractive "word features" illustrate a range of synonyms or give additional words a child can use when writing about a subject - from types of accommodation to colour shades and animal families. With its fresh and fun design, the Children's Illustrated Thesaurus will inspire children to build a rich and vibrant vocabulary.
An easy-to-use family thesaurus to boost wordpower and spark creative writing with new vocabulary-building activities, over 40,000 synonyms and examples to help you pick the best words. Packed with high-quality photos, word webs on key topics to help with project work, overused word panels and writing tips - it is the perfect homework help.
The home of trusted English dictionaries and thesauruses for school use. Help children age 7+ (KS2) develop their writing skills at home and in the classroom with this colourful, easy-to-use Collins Children's Thesaurus, fully up-to-date to the latest Key Stage 2 curriculum. This illustrated thesaurus provides support for pupils' creative writing and helps build vocabulary, with full definitions for every synonym as well as sample sentences for each word. A simple, step-by-step introduction shows children how to get the best out of their thesaurus, while the colour headwords and A-Z bar on every page make it easy to find the right word. Thematic pages throughout this Collins thesaurus helps improve vocabulary through beautifully illustrated visuals. For more illustrated learning support, our Children's Dictionary (9780008271176) is also available.
A comprehensive, illustrated thesaurus created specifically for young Canadian readers and writers, with more than 4,000 entries and authoritative content. Containing over 36,000 synonyms, the more than 4,000 main entries in Children's Illustrated Thesaurus are brought to life through an imaginative mix of illustrations and photography and fun vocabulary features that explore and expand language. The entries are arranged alphabetically and include definitions and sample sentences to help kids understand the meaning and usage of words in context, and antonym features present another layer of vocabulary for children to enjoy. With its fresh and fun design and authoritative content, Children's Illustrated Thesaurus will inspire children to build a rich and vibrant vocabulary and boost their confidence in using and choosing words.
This newly updated, user friendly Primary English Encyclopedia addresses all aspects of the primary English curriculum and is an invaluable reference for all training and practising teachers. Now in its fifth edition, entries have been revised to take account of new research and thinking. The approach is supportive of the reflective practitioner in meeting National Curriculum requirements in England and developing sound subject knowledge and good classroom practice. While the book is scholarly, the author writes in a conversational style and includes reproductions of covers of recommended children’s books and examples of children’s writing and drawing to add interest. The encyclopedia includes: over 600 entries , many expanded and entirely new for this edition, including entries on apps, blogging and computing; short definitions of key concepts; input on the initial teaching of reading including the teaching of phonics and the other cue-systems; extended entries on major topics such as speaking and listening, reading, writing, drama, poetry, non-fiction, bilingualism and children’s literature; information on new literacies and new kinds of texts for children; discussion of current issues and input on the history of English teaching in the primary years; extended entries on gender and literacy; important references for each topic, advice on further reading and accounts of recent research findings; and a Who’s Who of Primary English and lists of essential texts, updated for this new edition. This encyclopedia will be ideal for student teachers on BA and PGCE courses preparing for work in primary schools and primary school teachers. Anyone concerned with bringing about the informed and imaginative teaching of primary school English will find this book helpful and interesting.