Books for Teachers & Home-schoolersThis section has resources for teachers and home-schoolers.
"Last week, I called your company to request advice on which dictionaries would be most useful to my daughter who is in middle school. I explained to you her problem of not applying new words in her writing, probably due to a lack of understanding how to use the word in a sentence. You kindly assisted me with information regarding various dictionaries and I would like to write you a letter thanking you for your help. Also I would like to give you my impression of the dictionaries that you recommended.
First, you recommended the Collins COBUILD 4th Edition Advanced Learning Dictionary. It shows so many example sentences to assist in my daughter's ability to actually comprehend the meaning and learn to apply the word, not just memorize the word and definition. We are impressed with this dictionary and it's useful CD which was included.
Secondly, you recommended the MACMILLAN Advanced Learner Dictionary. The definitions are simply stated and this dictionary does give some example sentences. Due to it's simplicity, I think it accompanies the Collins COBUILD dictionary very well. If a word is unclear to us or we need further reading, it is just perfect.
Thank you for your time, advice and especially for showing an interest in my daughter's problem of needing to mature her vocabulary in writing. These dictionaries are unlike any I have ever seen and it will be fun to watch her progress!
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M B M, Elm City, North Carolina"
This woman started out home schooling her son when he was labeled "learning disabled". She was so successful her neighbors started demanding she also tutor their kids. Today she has a school with 60 students and is expanding again! Her school has helped over 1,000 students, over 800 of them were labeled as "learning disabled" and some of them were told they could never learn or worse! Her school them gets them up to grade level and beyond. Her school is in Miami.
You can have similar wins! She uses the Applied Scholastics Phonics Program and the Learning How to Learn (The data in this book helps her and her staff locate exactly what was not understood.)
|Applied Scholastics Phonics and Reading program||Webster's New World Dictionary for Young Readers a hardcover reprint of the 1979 edition|
Slightly damaged for $10. Great for the PTA or parent that wants to contribute dictionaries to their local school.
List price: US$25.00
Sale price: US$25.00, 10 for US$135.00
|Oxford Essential Dictionary (paperback) with CD|
Found to be the easiest dictionary for younger Children to understand!
|The American Heritage Children's Dictionary (hardback) 2010 edition|
clear simple definitions
More than 1,000 full-color photographs and drawings
List price: US$19.95
Sale price: US$17.95
|Illustrated Math dictionary|
An Essential Student Resource
by Judith de Klerk
Easy to understand!
Intended for grades 5 to 8
|Barron's Mathematics Study Dictionary (Softcover)|
for use by students on the middle-to-high school level
good illustrations and that groups the words by subject so they are easy to find
helpful to anybody who needs to know the meaning of math terms in clear, simple language
List price: US$9.95
Sale price: US$9.56
|Heron Books - Hard to Find Words for Classic Stories|
Hard to Find Words for:
- David Copperfield by Charles Dickerson
- The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
- The Long Walk by Slavomir Rawicz
- Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes
- The Cay by Theodore Taylor
- Betsy In Spite of Herself by Maud Hart Lovelace
- The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
- King of the Wind by Marguerite Henry
- The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
- A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
- Carry On, Mr. Bowditch by Jean Lee Latham
- The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare
- Rifles for Watie by Harold Keith
- The adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
- Amos Fortune Free Man by Elizabeth Yates
- A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
|The Constitution of the United States: A Study Guide (paperback)|
These books cover reasons for lack of comprehension and what to do about it.
|Grammar and Communication for Children (Softcover)|
Presents grammar in a logical, step-by-step sequence with easy to understand illustrations.
List price: US$24.95
Sale price: US$19.96
|Small Common Words Defined (Hardcover)|
A dictionary for the most commonly used small words in English with pictures for every definition.
|The New Grammar (Hardcover, large)|
An understandable and useful grammar book with the complexities removed.
|Basic Geography Glossary (Softcover)|
help students who are having difficulty with geography
|Hard-to-Find Words Dictionary (Softcover)|
words and phrases found in books starting at an elementary reading level
section of translations of foreign phrases used in books commonly read by children
|Bringing Words to Life - Robust vocabular Instruction (paperback)|
List price: US$22.00
Sale price: US$20.90
|NARCONON DRUG PREVENTION & EDUCATION, INC.|
|Walking Targets: How Our Psychologized Classrooms Are Producing a Nation of Sitting Ducks by B. K. Eakman|
| Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass|
|The Destiny of Freedom |
by Daniel Leacox & Donald Seyfried
|Instructional Rounds in Education: A Network Approach to Improving Teaching and Learning (paperback) by Elizabeth A. City, Richard F. Elmore, Sarah E. Fiarman, and Lee Teitel|
List price: US$24.95
Sale price: US$18.00
|Van Aken Modeling Clay (Plastalina)||Schools that discredit Attention-Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder ADHD - and Learning Disorders|
|A Teacher's Hat by Grant Hudson B.A.(Hons), Head Teacher of Greenfields School||The courageous home schooler and the student who was accepted to law school! By Barbie Rivera Dec 2008|