The American Heritage First Dictionary by Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries

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Ages 5-8, Grades K-2

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.
 

About Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries

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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.
 
Published July 14, 2015 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 416 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Children's Books.