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  • Item #: 064207
    ISBN: 9780794535704
    Retail: $12.99
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      Your elementary students can find just the right word and increase their vocabulary! Words are organized into over 70 categories/themes. For example, students can learn music-related terms; verbs to use instead of get, go or do; words related to Vikings, etc. Colorful, full-color pages are appealing for a wide variety of students and are fun to read as well as use. A few pages provide writing tips and word games to reinforce learning. Find words more easily using the large-format, 20-pg index. 128 pp. Reinforced sc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 036002
    ISBN: 9781623412197
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    Rarely has a book appealed more to me at first glance. Remaining uncluttered, the concept of "playing with words" is evident in the colorful, graphic font manipulations (lines of type that sway), the cute illustrations, and the lists wonderful, whimsical, but never wayward words. This is a book about choosing the right word when you write. I use the word "appealing" quite a bit, so I thought I would look through the lists in this book and find a new one. I quickly discovered that this little diction worktext did not include "appealing" in any of its lists (or at least not that I could find). That means that I could put it in a "my words" section on one of the list. Would it best go on the Cheerful Clown Fish page or the Exuberant Sea Otter page or perhaps under the Ways to Describe Appearance or the Ways of Speaking list?

    Confused yet? This not-quite-a-vocabulary program, not-quite-a-thesaurus – it's all about discovering just the right word to use when writing. It features structured word lists organized around Character Traits, Ways to Describe, and Ways to Move with a few miscellaneous lists thrown in for good measure. Each list contains nouns, adjectives, adverbs, and verbs. Students are encouraged to playfully interact with these lists with the goal of acquiring quality word choices to incorporate into their writing. Using games and family activities to become familiar with the layout and content of the book, students can then use it independently as they endeavor to interject more definitive word selections into their compositions. Interspersed throughout the book are "Quotes to Inspire Your Writing" taken from classic literature as well as biblical quotes designed to underscore whatever topic is the focus of that page's lists.

    The suggested grade levels for this product indicate it should be used by emerging writers – those who need to find exactly the right word – as they practice their writing skills. Such a student might scan the Generous Manatee list looking for "ly" words (abundantly, bounteously, copiously), or strong adjectives (exorbitant, magnanimous, plenteous) or verbs (showered, bestowed) and feel quite empowered by the choices. However, I also think much younger children (upper elementary) could benefit from this book – becoming familiar with the lists, playing around with the words, etc. I can also easily imagine using this book myself as I seek alternatives to my overused word choices.

    At less than 100 pages, one might think this spiral-bound volume by Loranna Schwaeofer published by IEW is a bit pricey. Although it is reproducible for one homeschooling family or classroom, some of the colorful charm will be lost. Also, each student may want to personalize his own well-worn copy. The fact is, I know of nothing else quite like it – an opportunity to build one's vocabulary, a tool for strengthening one's ability to write with style, and a delightful immersion into the world of words. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 013345
    ISBN: 9781328787330
    Retail: $18.99
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    Specially designed to help kids decide which synonym is the "best" choice for their sentence! Each entry word is followed by close substitution choices, less common synonyms, and an example sentence showing how the entry word is commonly used. Some entries also have corresponding antonym lists and color photo illustrations. With 4,000 main entries and over 36,000 synonyms, your child will be able to find just the "right" word. Hc, 280 pgs. - Anh

  • Item #: 012587
    ISBN: 9780877792697
    Retail: $21.95
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    A wonderful companion to Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary. This thesaurus is arranged alphabetically, with finger indents marking where each letter(s) start so you can easily flip to the right spot. Concise definitions accompany the entries to help you choose the best words, and verbal illustrations provide examples of word usage. This thesaurus contains more than 275,000 word choices, examples, and explanations, plus synonyms, antonyms, near antonyms, related words, and idioms to ensure you find the best word choice. Note: contains some inappropriate language. 1162 pgs, hc.

  • Item #: 004894
    ISBN: 9780756622206
    Retail: $21.99
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    Most homeschools have reference books like a dictionary, thesaurus, globe and atlas, maybe even a set of encyclopedias. But where do you go to look up science information? This science resource contains 250 main themes, 2000 entries, and thousands of colorful illustrations. From Dorling Kindersley, a secular publisher, so it may include some evolutionary content. Softcover.
  • Item #: 073321
    ISBN: 9780794541255
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  • Item #: 071713
    ISBN: 9780545083034
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  • Item #: 058446
    ISBN: 9780544166660
    Retail: $7.99
    Rainbow Price: $6.25

    I imagine poets, novelists, and journalists alike will relish in acquiring unprecedented words for their workmanship by implementing this thesaurus (I sure did!). This easy-to-carry thesaurus contains over 150,000 synonyms for over 20,000 words, including idioms. Note: a few mild profanities are incorporated, but nothing that isn't found is some pieces of classic literature. 713 pgs, sc. - Laura

  • Item #: 053805
    ISBN: 9781420624465
    Retail: $12.99
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    Retire those overused words and replace them with more vivid vocabulary. This workbook is rather like a thesaurus activity book for kids. Some of the overused words include: big, cold, few, happy, loud, play, sad, and small. Sound familiar? Then your student is probably in need of this handy workbook. Each overused word has two activities to go with it to broaden one's vocabulary. Instead of small a child could use: wee, dwarf, teeny, tiny, petite, itsy-bitsy, minuscule, puny, little, meager, or insufficient! Now that's a nice variety, don't you think? Learning new words increases reading comprehension, writing, and speaking skills. Choose one word a week and keep a list of the alternative words on a wall in your classroom. With 30 common words and loads of synonyms, this will go a long way towards improving word skills in a school year. Pages may be reproduced for your classroom use only. 96 pgs, pb. ~Sara

  • Item #: 052972
    ISBN: 9780877791768
    Retail: $18.95
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    Revised and updated with more than 150,000 word choices, this thesaurus includes synonyms, antonyms, related words and phrases. Newly added vocabulary covers the timely topics of social media, technology and entertainment. It has a green cover and measures 7.25" x 9.5." If you have a student who tends to use the same words again and again in his or her writing, here is a tool for you! 881 pgs, hc. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 052929
    ISBN: 9780753465868
    Retail: $10.99
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    For the very young student, this paperback thesaurus provides over a hundred commonly used words, giving the student a variety of synonyms as a resource. Throughout the thesaurus, there are several "keywords" with an arrow pointing to a panel. The panel includes the keyword's definition and part of speech, an illustration, and a few synonyms related to the keyword. For instance, the keyword "ask" has synonyms such as beg, demand, inquire, and invite. There are also example sentences for the keyword and the synonyms. Additionally, there are topic pages, which are highly illustrated topics ranging from animals, houses, and music to sports, travel, and weather. These pages are dedicated to help extend vocabulary and add a little fun. Again, for children trying to replace overused or common words in their writing with something a little more descriptive, this is a handy resource. ~ Gina

  • Item #: 052928
    ISBN: 9780753464694
    Retail: $16.99
    Rainbow Price: $10.76

    If you're looking for a friendly dictionary/thesaurus that is not intimidating for your student, this resource will be a pleasant fit. The first couple of pages give instructions for using the dictionary as well as useful features to help explore words. Having a few colorful pictures on every page also makes it attractive to the younger students. Every so often, there is a "feature page" dedicated to a specific word, which also has a word box with extended vocabulary and knowledge about the topic. For example, the page dedicated to "castle" features four different pictures. The vocabulary box includes words such as bailey, battlement, dungeon, and moat, to name a few. In the back, the 126-page thesaurus provides a nice variety of words for the beginning writer. This would work well with the Shurley English program or a similar program incorporating vocabulary and writing skills. Providing an all-in-one dictionary/thesaurus, this handy hardcover resource will be a beneficial addition to your curriculum. ~ Gina

  • Item #: 052582
    ISBN: 9780984145805
    Retail: $29.99
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    Oh no, brain freeze! You don't want to end up with the brain freeze card at the end of this game or you lose. Here is a card game you play using antonyms and synonyms. 280 cards have high-frequency words on them. Determine if you are to think of antonyms or synonyms, then turn over a word card. The first person to say a word either the same or opposite of the word card gets the card and the point. The brain freeze card goes back and forth between players depending on who is winning. Players can challenge the others' correctness and consult a thesaurus. Game includes 280 word cards, brain freeze card, brain freeze thermometer (cardboard,) synonym/antonym card, and a 3 minute hourglass timer. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 051452
    Retail: $204.40
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    Dictionary and Thesaurus skills are further developed. Instruction progresses on proper usage of singular, plural and subject noun; verbs including action, compound, helping and state of being, verb phrases and verb endings. Spelling lists with spelling rules are incorporated at this age. Students also study figures of speech, metaphors, imagery and narratives including writing and giving a narrative presentation. To enrich the reading experience students complete several literature compositions, including The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, The Mayflower Conflict, Paul Revere's Ride and Aunt Polly Shedd's Brigade. Fifth grade students also use the encyclopedia to conduct research and obtain information. They learn to write an outline, revise and rewrite, take notes and complete a finished report.

  • Item #: 051451
    Retail: $204.40
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    Alphabetizing and dictionary skills, word meaning and origins, and recognizing root words. Fourth graders identify antonyms, synonyms, idioms, and heteronyms as well as learn prefixes and suffixes. They also begin to use thesaurus. Students analyze literature, its themes, plots, and characters. They also learn to distinguish between different literature forms: fables, fantasy, legends and myths. Grammar skills such as organization of simple and compound sentences, applying regular and irregular verbs, appositives and participial phrases are practiced. Students also demonstrate writing ability, making paragraphs, writing a dialogue and giving a speech.

  • Item #: 042000
    ISBN: 9781438002538
    Retail: $6.99
    Rainbow Price: $5.95

      I love it when a fun foreign language book has pronunciation help. This one uses common pronunciation guidance like: le papier [leh papp-yay], la rue [lah roo] and la cerise [lah seh-reez] rather than the more formal International Phonetic Alphabet. What this means to you is that you can introduce your young child to French without being fluent yourself. Colorful, themed pages have scenes with dotted empty spaces where you can place the stickers. Then you have a cute vocabulary book to read and practice with. There are 7 (2-pg) scenes and 4 pages of colorful stickers. 8.5” x 11”. ~Sara

  • Item #: 041998
    ISBN: 9781438003870
    Retail: $6.99
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  • Item #: 041589
    ISBN: 9780877798637
    Retail: $8.99
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    This hefty reference from Merriam Webster contains both dictionary definitions and synonym lists. Unlike many other combined reference volumes where definitions are given in one part of the book and synonyms in another, this volume combines the entries alphabetically, so directly below the definition of a word is a list of synonyms. Synonyms are given in shaded boxes below the definitions so it's clear where the definition stops and the synonyms begin. All other standard dictionary/thesaurus features are included, like parts of speech, pronunciation, inflected forms, and abundant usage examples. Based on the best-selling Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, this reference contains nearly 60,000 dictionary entries (covering the most frequently used words in the English language) and more than 13,000 thesaurus entries (including synonym lists, related words, and antonyms). With all these entries, this fully integrated dictionary and thesaurus is a great value. Over 1200 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 039357
    Retail: $75.00
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      Written for homeschoolers by Rebecca Celsor, The Write Foundation Level 1 Sentence to Paragraph curriculum is not flashy but is certainly deep and incorporates biblical content. Lessons give step-by-step teaching instruction which help you teach your student how to be an independent writer. Emphasis is placed on the writing process, writing structure, and word usage (basic grammar and figures of speech). This level quickly advances from writing descriptive sentences to writing creative and informative paragraphs by teaching how to use the fundamentals of brainstorming, outlining, drafting and editing. Originally these lessons were designed for those who struggle with or dislike writing but this program works well for all students.  This curriculum can easily be used with 1-2 students or in a co-op setting.

      The basic daily lesson format is organized into 3 main areas: sentence structure (practicing grammar, developing sentences, vocabulary and figures of speech); paragraph and essay writing; and poetry instruction (to build vocabulary, grammar, and figures of speech within writing instruction context). The course provides 30 lessons guiding the student from sentence writing to 2-paragraph writings. Two schedules (5-day or 10-day per lesson options, from 30 min to 1.5 hours daily) complete the course in either one or two years.

      The teacher and students are equally engaged in the step-by-step process. All information needed to present each lesson is provided in the spiral teacher instruction manuals which include teaching instructions and Teacher Presentations (TP) which are examples and suggestions to help present the lessons. During the lesson, students discuss ideas with the teacher as the teacher models and highlights items using the Teacher Presentation (TP) information and student input while students copy and highlight on worksheets. Students practice grammar skills through sentence and poetry writing practice and through parts of speech games. The course includes poetry writing as a method of mastering language skills. Literature reading is also strongly recommended. Students choose from a provided list of books with pre-assigned points from 4 to 24 (based on challenge level); students read a minimum of 48 points worth per semester. This system provides variety and encourages students to read frequently. A final recommended component is Mind Benders Book 3 (#003026) to be used to train students to think logically.

      The driving force of the course is contained in the two spiral-bound Teacher Instruction manuals. Teaching instructions and Teacher Presentation (TP) information of examples and suggestions needed to present the lessons, is provided in the spiral-bound Teacher Instruction manuals. The instructions and Teacher Presentation information (TP) in the lessons guide you step-by-step in the daily lessons and show examples and suggestions for the materials discussed. The teaching format is more of a traditional teacher-guiding-the-students format. You, the teacher, will guide the discussion about different writing skills: sentence writing, paragraph writing, and poetry writing. As the students brainstorm or suggest possible answers, you explain the lesson material visually by writing possible answers on a white board or paper while students copy onto the student worksheets. The program allows flexibility. Also, optional technology is provided in the Digital Additional Resources to present each lesson on the computer. The online TP files are interactive, allowing the teacher to type information directly onto the daily lesson's Teacher Presentation (TP) on the computer as the teacher and student discuss and the student copies onto the student worksheets (WS). This original “tech design” requires a computer with Adobe Reader. Internet and Adobe Reader are required to access the digital daily Teacher Presentation (TP) pages. Not techie? Don’t be dismayed! This element is not required or even necessary to teach the course in either a co-op or a typical home setting: good ol’ paper or white board will suffice. With purchase of this product, you'll receive access to the digital and interactive resources through the publisher, The Write Foundation. If you desire the digital full-page Teacher Presentation (TP) lesson materials for teaching using the computer, this material must be downloaded from the publisher. Information is included in the Printed Additional Resources on how to get the Digital Additional Resources. The instructions also give you good direction in grading. Grading rubrics are provided for all student assignments.  A thorough explanation of grading, rubrics for each of the 29 lessons, rubrics for poetry, and how to compile a final grade is provided. The course grade will consist of three portions: composition, poetry, and literature. However, the publisher states that other books could be substituted.

      With this writing curriculum you'll receive one (1) set of student worksheets, two spiral bound Teacher Instructions (Lessons 1-15 and Lessons 16-30), and some Printed Additional Resources. Consumable Student Worksheets (about 230 pages) for one student come printed on 3-hole punched paper to be stored in a 3-ring binder (not provided). More student worksheets may be purchased on TheWriteFoundation.org for multiple students. Directions to more educational games and grading rubrics are included in the Printed Additional Resources. Students will also need a thesaurus, dictionary and highlighters in 6 different colors (pink, blue, yellow, green, orange, and purple). A list of student materials is provided in the Printed Additional Resources. ~ Ruth


  • Item #: 038364
    ISBN: 9780545604956
    Retail: $19.99
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    This large, colorful dictionary invites hours of browsing! It presents age-appropriate vocabulary words in alphabetical order. The main entry words are set in red type, so they're easy to find. All entries are labeled with the parts of speech and include concise definitions that are easy for kids to understand. Other features (which vary by entry) include: pronunciation helps, cross-references, sample sentences, usage labels, homophones, and related words/word forms. Every page has colorful captioned photos and illustrations that provide visual examples of some of the entries. Interesting language tip boxes appear throughout the dictionary, describing word origins and usage information. Another unique feature is the "About this letter" boxes that appear on the opening page of each new letter. Each box provides interesting facts about the letter or spelling/pronunciation tips. The back of the dictionary contains a reference section with several language guides (thesaurus, grammar, punctuation, idioms and initials/acronymns/abbreviations). It also includes numbers and measurement tables; statistics on the U.S. presidents; and a geography section with maps and flags of the U.S., Canada and world. 864 pgs, hc. ~ Lisa
  • Item #: 038042
    ISBN: 9780983021926
    Retail: $12.95
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    When two cousins, Ivan and Daphne, are bored during a summer retreat to their aunt’s house, she sends them on a scavenger hunt that leads them into another dimension. In this world, the balance between language and math has been thrown off, and it is up to Ivan and Daphne to restore it. They must find the missing children of Lexicon by finding the clues and overcoming obstacles before time runs out. This unique Phantom Tollbooth-style tale cleverly weaves in language arts and mathematics to create a story your children will not want to put down! 359 softcover pages. ~ Laura

  • Item #: 035790
    ISBN: 9780544176188
    Retail: $19.95
    Rainbow Price: $14.50

    Two handy resources in one! The unique layout of this dictionary/thesaurus volume is very user-friendly as it makes it easier to examine dictionary entries and research corresponding synonyms at the same time. On each page, the top two-thirds contains the dictionary entries in alphabetical order. The bottom third is shaded and has correlating entries with the dictionary portion, but it instead gives several examples of synonyms or refers you to look up another similar word to get a list of synonyms. The dictionary portion contains 70,000 entries, including extensive coverage of new words and meanings. The thesaurus contains 150,000 alphabetically arranged synonyms. This concise, hardcover, 847 page, 6 ¼" x 9 ½" resource is not only handy, it's a space saver for your desk! elise

  • Item #: 035556
    ISBN: 9780877798507
    Retail: $6.50
    Rainbow Price: $4.95

    More than 150,000 words start with a basic definition followed by synonyms, related words, near antonyms, and antonyms. While not all words contain each of these, they will refer to synonyms or other words that do. There are also some sample sentences with selected words. An introduction and explanatory section is found at the beginning of the book. This inexpensive reference is indispensable to writers of all types. Find the right word to convey (impart, spread, transfer, transfuse, transit) the right meaning. Please note that this is a secular reference and does contain several profanities, which you may want to mark over before handing to your younger writers. Pb, 772 pgs. ~ Alissa

  • Item #: 035156
    ISBN: 9781596950948
    Retail: $4.99
    Rainbow Price: $3.50

    This inexpensive thesaurus contains 122,000 synonyms, antonyms, and related words. Each main entry word is briefly defined, followed by a list of synonyms. Antonyms and related words are provided when appropriate. Print is medium-sized and readable. A simple, economical thesaurus that fits easily in your backpack. 330+ pgs, pb. ~Lisa

  • Item #: 035145
    ISBN: 9781596951075
    Retail: $13.98
    Rainbow Price: $8.95

    This hefty reference holds a dictionary in the front half, a thesaurus in the back half, and a full-color world atlas in the middle! The dictionary has 37,000 definitions, with parts of speech identified. The thesaurus has over 122,000 synonyms, antonyms, and related words listed alphabetically. The print size is large, and entries are clear and readable. The 48 page color atlas begins with a map of the U.S, followed by a world map, then individual maps of the continents and larger countries. While the maps are printed on semi-glossy paper, the rest of the book's pages are relatively thin compared to the other dictionary/thesaurus combos we carry. Nevertheless, this is a great budget option for families wanting an all-in-one resource. 825 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa

    37,000 kid-friendly definitions in the dictionary Fully updated, the 48 page, full-color atlas covers all the countries of the world 122,000 synonyms, antonyms and related words, are alphabetically listed in the thesaurus
  • Item #: 029090
    ISBN: 9780061715211
    Retail: $21.99
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    With this puppy on your shelf, you'll never be at a loss for words. Actually, this is way beyond the puppy level - 1,072 categories with more than 325,000 words and phrases. This is a big book, so let me describe it a little. There are two parts to the book - the first half of the book is arranged by category; the second half is an index. The index is used to find a different meaning of the word you are looking up, which then refers you to the category where you will find a whole paragraph of synonyms and related words. The categories are further arranged by parts of speech: e.g. words related to that one word are divided into nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs for easier use. It's a 1,282-page, paperback book which may require two hands to take down and put back on the shelf, but when its Roget's, you know it's had more than 200 years of polishing and refining. Note: contains some inappropriate language. ~ Zach

  • Item #: 027776
    ISBN: 9780877796718
    Retail: $4.95
    Rainbow Price: $3.95

    With 50,000 synonyms and antonyms, this thesaurus is three-hole punched to fit into your binder or notebook. The entries are organized alphabetically for easy lookups, and the beginning of the book contains a brief history of the English language. 96 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 022466
    ISBN: 9781577682967
    Retail: $19.95
    Rainbow Price: $14.50

    Need to find words that are similar, alike, equivalent, the same, akin? The best place is in a thesaurus. This one is color-coded, topically indexed, and full of color illustrations - young readers and writers should find this very friendly to use. Each word entry is structured the same way, telling what part of speech the word is, giving the definition for the word, using the word in a sentence, and then giving the synonyms for the word (this will repeat for each different definition of the word). Antonyms are given at the end of each applicable entry. An index of topics helps children find words that are related within a more broad subject, such as everyday life, history and culture, the physical world, the economy, and six others. This resource is well worth owning, having, possessing, retaining... ~ Zach

  • Item #: 019564
    ISBN: 9780769643441
    Retail: $3.95
    Rainbow Price: $3.25

    Contains synonyms for 7,000+ words and includes a writer's handbook in the back.

  • Item #: 015549
    ISBN: 9780838820575
    Retail: $13.55
    Rainbow Price: $10.50

    Parents and teachers often counter spelling questions with the response, "Look it up!". Unlike most dictionaries, which often contain more than 50,000 entries with more than a hundred on each page, this volume is designed for maximum efficiency for middle school students. It contains 5,000 words that research shows middle-schoolers use in over 95% of their writing. The alphabetized words include different forms the word can take and short definitions of words that sound the same but are spelled differently. A thesaurus is also included in the library. These pages offer multiple alternatives for overused words and expressions in the average middle-schooler's writing. Word banks for country and state names as well as thematic lists to help students write about major subjects like sports, school, and holidays will provide students with a chance to take responsibility for their own writing and will make it easier for the teacher to promote good writing.