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 dictionary is specially written to support young dictionary users aged seven and upwards in their reading and writing, both at home and at school. It offers 13,000 words and phrases, with headwords in red, full definitions of idiomatic phrases and expressions, and style labels (formal, informal) to encourage accurate use of language. Up-to-date example sentences and phrases show how words are used in context, and parts of speech and inflections are written out in full to build grammatical skills. An introduction shows how to use the book and appendices include word origins, time, shapes, numbers, and countries and peoples.
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.