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    Student Dictionary Recommendation?

    I see that SC 2 mentions using a student dictionary in week 8. Is there one that you would suggest us purchasing? I only have my own dictionary and admit I haven't yet invested in one for students.

    Heather

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    Re: Student Dictionary Recommendation?

    We like Merriam-Webster's Elementary Dictionary. It was recommended in WTM. One of the things I like about it is the definition often includes the word used in a quote from a classic children's book. My kids like finding quotes from books we've read.
    Catherine

    2019-20
    DS16, 10th with MPOA
    DS14, 7th
    DS13, 6th
    DD13, 6th
    DS7, MP1 with Barton Reading & Spelling
    DD4, JrK
    DS 23 mos

    Homeschooling 4 with MP
    2 in classical school

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      Re: Student Dictionary Recommendation?

      Hi, Heather.

      I like Catherine's (WTM) recommendation.


      You might also look at this inexpensive used option for Ligia & Ervin. Note the format, the steady presentation of phonics cues, and the customer review regarding special needs:

      Webster's II Children's Dictionary

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        Re: Student Dictionary Recommendation?

        Do you all think the word "kerf" which is in lesson 8 will be more likely to be in one of these dictionaries than the other? I admit I wasn't familiar with this word so wasn't sure if it would be in children's dictionaries.

        Heather

        Originally posted by cherylswope View Post
        Hi, Heather.

        I like Catherine's (WTM) recommendation.


        You might also look at this inexpensive used option for Ligia & Ervin. Note the format, the steady presentation of phonics cues, and the customer review regarding special needs:

        Webster's II Children's Dictionary

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          Re: Student Dictionary Recommendation?

          I'm not familiar with that word either. It is not in the Merriam Webster's!
          Catherine

          2019-20
          DS16, 10th with MPOA
          DS14, 7th
          DS13, 6th
          DD13, 6th
          DS7, MP1 with Barton Reading & Spelling
          DD4, JrK
          DS 23 mos

          Homeschooling 4 with MP
          2 in classical school

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            Re: Student Dictionary Recommendation?

            Originally posted by HeatherB View Post
            Do you all think the word "kerf" which is in lesson 8 will be more likely to be in one of these dictionaries than the other? I admit I wasn't familiar with this word so wasn't sure if it would be in children's dictionaries.

            Heather
            Isn't that a silly word to include in a primary reader? I needed to look it up too! (I guess they needed another r-controlled vowel word for their stories!)

            For that word, use a "grown-up" dictionary.

            You can lead your children through the process of using guide words to locate the page, then scrolling down the page alphabetically. Teach as much or as little of dictionary skills and alphabetizing as you would like for this word or any other you encounter in SC 2.

            Some children can come to enjoy dictionaries, encyclopedia, and other reference books. The exposure is helpful, if nothing else.

            They may be especially tickled if their smart mommy did not even know the word!

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