Merriam Webster First Dictionary
Revised and updated edition written for children in grades K-2, ages 5-7! Formerly Merriam-Webster's Primary Dictionary, this reference for young readers introduces almost 3,000 words using 1,000 entries�many new and revised for 2012�with hundreds of captivating illustrations by Ruth Heller. Full sentences are used to discuss definitions, common phrases, and usage examples in age-appropriate language to show how words are used in context. Teaches basic dictionary skills: alphabetization, spelling, parts of speech, letter sounds, use of synonyms and antonyms, word histories, homographs and homophones. Packed with jokes, poems, and popular stories to foster and develop a child�s language skills. 448 pages. © 2012.