Merriam-Webster’s Elementary Dictionary, New Edition, 2019 Copyright

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This newly revised edition, 2019 copyright, is the perfect dictionary for students in grades 3-5, ages 8-11. And can help with homeschooling and remote learning.

With 36,000 entries the dictionary covers the core vocabulary an elementary student will encounter in their reading and writing.

It offers many new words and senses from technology and life science, such as alternative energy, friend, and STEM

It can be used in Texas STAAR testing classrooms.

It gives students 250 word history paragraphs so they can learn the stories behind the creation of words like: mustang, hurricane, exult, daisy, clue, asparagus, sandwich, pajamas, pioneer, quicksilver, sideburns, weird, welcome, werewolf and hundreds more.

120 synonym paragraphs and 900 colorful illustrations, photographs, and diagrams will fascinate young readers and help improve their understanding of concepts.

Greek and Latin word root paragraphs help build vocabulary and improve spelling skills. Some of the word roots students will learn are: anim, cap, dict, locu, flu, vor, lev, pon, scrib, struct, and dozens more.

Includes A Guide for Writers to help students learn when to best use things like a comma, colon, apostrophe, dash, exclamation point, hyphen semicolon and much more.

Provides a list of important Geographical Names and a map of the USA and one of the World.

Offers 1,300 quotes from classic and contemporary children’s literature to help link vocabulary to what students are reading.

Here are some of the books quoted:

Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll

Charlotte’s Web, by E.B. White

The Girl Who Drank the Moon, by Kelly Barnhill

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, by Ransom Riggs

Ms. Bixby’s Last Day by John David Anderson

The Wild Robot by Peter Brown

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Perfect resource for school or home

A great study aid for students building vocabulary. Greek and Latin word root paragraphs and kid-friendly usage hints spark imagination and describe different shades of meanings.

Merriam-Webster’s Elementary Dictionary

An essential dictionary for children grades 3–5, ages 8–11.

More than 36,000 entries with new words and senses from technology and life sciences. Definitions enriched with nearly 1,300 quotes from classic and contemporary children’s literature. Over 900 vibrant, colorful illustrations, photographs, and diagrams. Includes 250 word history paragraphs, 120 synonym paragraphs, and pronunciation paragraphs for every letter.

Laminated Hardcover

Pages: 848

Weight: 3 lbs., 12 oz.

Size: 8 1/4″ x 10 1/4″

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