The Oxford Junior Thesaurus is ideal for the KS2 curriculum, with thousands of synonyms, age-appropriate example sentences, and extra writing help with tips for overused words, for writing stories, and even for text messaging. It is easy to use with its clear layout, and the full alphabet with tabs on every page.
A new edition of the Oxford Junior Thesaurus with modern design, links to current school curriculum requirements and updated text which reflects language children use today, links to NLS and modern typography and design:* Links to NLS word and sentence level requirements for KS1 and KS2* Two thousand headwords selected for their high-frequency use in user age group* Thousands of synonyms, given in order of frequency / use, to help children choose words appropriately* Example sentences show synonyms in context - particularly useful where synonyms have different grammar to the headword* 2 colour design to increase clarity of layout and highlight features, plus colour virtual alphabet tab* Introduction on how to use the thesaurus effectively* Feature entries that include words that are frequently used in the context of the headword. Eg. Horse - to canter, to gallop.Sheila Dignen is a well-published lexicographer of children's dictionaries and thesauruses. Sheila is the author also of the new Oxford Junior Dictionary (published 2003) and the new Oxford Illustrated Junior Dictionary (also 2003).
A new impression of the bestselling Oxford Junior Thesaurus with a new cover. Features include: * headword entries in colour * over 20 000 synonyms, similar and related words to give the widest choice possible * special topic entries to expand vocabulary on animals, plants, food, transport, instruments and more. * example sentences to help choose the right word for the right context * opposites given to encourage further vocabulary building * sturdy, sewn binding * ideal companion to The Oxford Junior Dictionary
A new thesaurus for 7+ which will assist children in their own writing, and encourage them to be more adventurous in their word choice and avoid repetition. Children often ask `what is another word for ...?'. This thesaurus provides opportunities for search-and-find tasks, and also for wordgames and quizzes. 1500 A-Z headwords are listed, and parts of speech and example sentences are given to guide children to pick the most approriate synonym. Further explanations are often given so that children can learn about shades of meaning. There are also topic pages which deal more extensively with subjects like animals, food, buildings, transport, etc.
Featuring a different cover with annotated thesaurus extract to give information on level, suitability, and content, this title includes 20,000 word and synonyms. It also contains opposites to encourage vocabulary building; example sentences and phrases that show how words are used in context; and introduction on how to use thesaurus.
A new edition of the Oxford Junior Illustrated Thesaurus in durable hardback format with thousands of synonyms, writing tips, overused words and word webs to build writing skills. Entries are simple and clear, and include relevant child-friendly example sentences to show children how to usedifferent words accurately. Word lists and features on rhyming and onomatopoeic words will inspire creative writing and poetry. Easy-to-use and brightly illustrated, it is the perfect thesaurus for boosting vocabulary and creating confident young writers. Also available in paperback and an idealcompanion to the new updated edition of the Oxford Junior Illustrated Dictionary. Go online at www.oxfordschooldictionaries.com for the accompanying free downloadable activities.
This new 2007 edition of the Oxford Junior Illustrated Thesaurus contains entries in alphabetical order, with 20,000 imaginative and adventurous synonyms with supporting example sentences. It also features useful panels focussing on overused words and writing tips. The pages are clear, accessible and include new photographs and illustrations. The full alphabet appears on every page with a coloured tab on the letter of the page - plus the thesaurus quartiles are picked out in vibrant colours. Together, these are invaluable navigation tools for children practising their alphabet skills. Guidewords also appear on every page. Extra material at the back is accurately levelled to the curriculum for this age. The Top 10 Tips for Writing Stories are excellent. More help for better writing is given with the tips for spelling success, punctuation, simple grammar, and character and setting vocabulary.
Category: Children's encyclopedias and dictionaries
A revised edition of the bestselling Oxford Junior Dictionary with a new supplement section on word origins. Features include: * 6 000 headword entries in colour for easy reference * word origins in a new supplement to encourage readers to explore the history of their language * hundreds of example sentences to show how words are used in their appropriate context * parts of speech, plurals and derivatives written out in full to help with grammar * sturdy sewn binding * ideal companion to The Oxford Junior Thesaurus
A new edition of the Oxford Junior Illustrated Dictionary in paperback with additional entries and over 7000 words from across all school subjects to support the higher vocabulary expectations in the new curriculum. Entries are simple and clear, and include numbered meanings, word classes,inflections and relevant child-friendly example sentences. Topic word lists help with key subject vocabulary and a new feature section provides support for tricky spellings, punctuation terms and activities to help children check and edit their writing. Easy-to-use and brightly illustrated, it isthe perfect dictionary for developing dictionary skills, boosting word power and building confidence. Also available in durable hardback format and an ideal companion to the new updated edition of the Oxford Junior Illustrated Thesaurus. Go online at www.oxfordschooldictionaries.com for theaccompanying free downloadable activities.
Informational Reading and Writing in the Early and Primary Years
Author: Margaret Mallett
Informational kinds of reading are crucial in every lesson. This book looks at how we can encourage children from the very beginning to think of themselves as young researchers using skills and strategies for clear purposes. It argues that the creative practitioner nurtures children's sense of wonder and curiosity about the world and all its phenomena. Packed full of advice on how to use the most stimulating and exciting texts and the liveliest approaches, the book celebrates the good practice of teachers and student teachers in a large number of classroom case studies. The content includes: * a summary of the recent developments and a framework of principles to inform good practice in this challenging aspect of literacy * chapters concentrating on particular age groups - beginning with the nursery and ending with the later primary years - and thus taking up an essentially developmental approach * an assessment of recent research and how findings can be put to practical and creative use in the classroom. A central message is that children benefit from collaborating with teachers and peers at every stage of finding out. The spoken language energises informational reading and writing, making the sharing of the fruits of children's research highly enjoyable. This book will inspire you and lead to the very best practice.
This thesaurus contains the full text of The Oxford Junior Thesaurus DT 20,000 synonyms and related words DT An introduction on how to use the thesaurus DT Attractive, uncluttered page layout, with special non-reflective cream paper and clear black print DT Extended topic entries on animals, plants, food, transport, instruments, and games to expand the vocabulary
This is a new primary school thesaurus for ages 8 and over. It is suitable for primary school children who are developing independent writing skills and it is also intended for extended group project work. Children who are familiar with The Oxford Junior Thesaurus can now progress to The Oxford Primary School Thesaurus and at secondary level continue with The Oxford School Thesaurus. Key features include A to Z arrangement to help children find the word they need quickly, over 50,000 synonyms, special word lists in boxes covering subjects such as animals, food, and games, opposites, for further word and vocabulary building, and example phrases and sentences to show how a word is used in its correct context.
With over 90,000 references and 118,000 translations, this dictionary is designed to help the user understand the language of the German media and contemporary literature. It includes a guide to German grammar, and entries on German life and culture.
Learn to outsmart your classmates with the tips in this exciting, top secret book! The secret tips included in this simple, easy-to-read text will have you writing opinion, fact, narrative, and directions in no time!
This new edition of the Young Readers' Dictionary is up-to-date and comprehensive. Using the most recent Oxford Junior Dictionary, it fulfils literacy requirements for KS2, Yr 3-6 and P4-7 for Scotland. It includes 10,000 words and phrases, age-appropriate example sentences and no confusing abbreviations. With a useful introduction on to how to get the best out of a dictionary, it is perfect for reluctant readers.
A Comprehensive Guide for Teachers and Student Teachers
Author: Margaret Mallett
Winner of the United Kingdom Literacy Association's Author Award 2011 for its contribution to extending children's literacy. Praise for the book: 'This book is about making readers. A compact summary of its contents would not do it justice. It is the accountof a life's work and it deserves thanks and readers. *****'. - Margaret Meek, Books for Keeps on-line, Number 185, November 2010. 'This book is a cornucopia of varied pleasures, offering something for all tastes, presented with an awareness of the complexities of the field and communicated with commitment, enthusiasm and deep knowledge'. - Eve Bearne, English 4-11, the primary school journal of The English Association, Number 42, Summer 2011. Choosing and Using Fiction and Non-Fiction 3-11 is a guide to the many kinds of text we want children to encounter, use and enjoy during their nursery and primary school years. So children’s non-fiction literature – including autobiography, biography, information and reference texts – is given equal status with fiction – nursery rhymes, picturebooks, novels, traditional tales, playscripts and poetry. The author addresses important issues and allows the voices of teachers, reviewers and children to be heard. The book supports teachers as they help children on their journey to becoming insightful and critical readers of non-fiction and sensitive and reflective readers of fiction. It also contains suggestions for practice which are in the spirit of the more flexible and creative approach to learning towards which primary schools are moving. It includes: help on using criteria to select quality texts of all kinds; annotated booklists for each kind of text for different age groups; suggestions for keeping a balance between print and screen-based texts; case studies showing teachers and children using texts in interesting and imaginative ways to support learning in English lessons and across the curriculum; advice on developing children’s visual and multimodal literacy; guidance on using the school library and embedding study skills in children’s wider purposes and learning; critiques of key theoretical perspectives and research projects. Although the main readership will be primary and student teachers, it is hoped that the book will be of interest and use to anyone concerned with the role of texts in children’s learning.
A revised edition of the bestselling Oxford Illustrated Junior Dictionary, with a new supplement section on word origins. Features include: * 6 000 headwords in colour for easy reference * 300 colour illustrations * special section on word origins to encourage readers to explore the history of their language * hundreds of example sentences to show how words are used in their appropriate context * parts of speech, plurals and derivatives written out in full to help with grammar * sturdy sewn binding * ideal companion to The Oxford Illustrated Junior Thesaurus