Merriam-Webster's First Dictionary

  • Title:Merriam-Webster's First Dictionary (Hardcover)
  • Publication Date:October 2011
  • Grade Level:K-2
  • ISBN:9780877793748
  • Publisher:Merriam-Webster

A revised and updated beginner's dictionary 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.
  • Many entries include alternate meanings, word histories, related words, and the way words sound.
  • Teaches basic dictionary skills: alphabetization, spelling, parts of speech, letter sounds, use of synonyms and antonyms, homographs and homophones.
  • Jokes, riddles, poems, and fun facts based on word play make learning fun.
  • References to popular stories, fairy tales, myths, and nursery rhymes spark imagination.
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