Comprehensive and user-friendly. 20,000 words and meanings include content-area, academic, and instructional vocabulary.
Clear and simple definitions use only 2,000 common words.
20,000 example sentences help explain the meaning of words and how these words are used in context.
More than 1,000 illustrations offer additional visual support. Special Features.
Word Family boxes show words with the same root such as confuse, confusion, and confusing.
Word Building boxes explain how words are created using prefixes and suffixes such as boredom, freedom, breathless, careless, contradict, contrary.
Word Origin boxes have interesting and fun facts on the origin of words such as adobe, democracy, dinosaur, chipmunk, and chocolate.
Word Choice boxes explain the difference between confusable words such as less and fewer, fun and funny.
Writer's Thesaurus A 2,000 word Thesaurus helps young writers expand their vocabulary and make their writing come alive. The Thesaurus will transform good writers into fantastic ones!