Page dim. 305 x 234 x 13
Series: CORRECTIVE READING DECODING SERIES
Weight: 644 grams
Webster's New World Dictionary
In the United States, 20 percent of the adult population is marginally literate. Of these roughly 30 million people, approximately 1.8 million are enrolled in basic skills literacy programs. Webster's New World has created a dictionary that is uniquely designed to help these beginning readers. Webster's New World Basic Dictionary of American English defines 49,000 of the most commonly used words in the American English lexicon. These are the words adult readers are most likely to encounter in newspapers and magazines, on job applications and product instructions, on advertising billboards and their children's school progress reports. The dictionary defines these words in clear, easy-to-understand language, using only words that are themselves defined in the dictionary, but never condescending to the adult reader. Definitions are liberally supplemented with example phrases and sentences that put words in context and help new readers understand meaning and usage. Special notes on synonyms help new readers differentiate between words with similar meanings. And selected illustrations help readers identify and remember words. This quality paperback book is designed for ease of reading ...
The world's number-one bestselling thesaurus of synonyms, antonyms, and related words has been fully revised and updated, containing more than 230,000 words, including slang, idiom, parts of speech, and technical terms. Reissue.
From Abbott to Zuill, this expansive and helpful resource categorizes the origins of, relationships between, and affiliations of all major traditional Scottish clans and names. Information is provided on which surnames are associated with each clan, as well as the history behind each major clan. A fold-out color map of Scotland showing the homelands of the clans and illustrating significant events in Scottish history is also included.