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  • Item #: 044070
    ISBN: 9780756637477
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    This older cousin of the Funny Phonics game achieves the same standard of replay-ability and motivating fun in practice, only with the goal of learning parts of speech. Up to four sentence constructors can play. Durable game board, double-sided player boards and cards offset the somewhat flimsy 12-sided cardstock die (that you may need to reinforce with tape!). Strategy, chance, and changing outcomes keep game play exciting. There are two levels of play. The shorter version, for younger readers, requires them to make only two, six-word sentences using four parts of speech: nouns, adjectives, articles, and verbs. If you are playing with even younger children, you can play with just nouns, adjectives, and verbs (by folding the player boards differently). The longer version requires two complete sentences, each using 2 adjectives, 2 nouns, a verb, article, and preposition. The 136 word and picture cards are color-coded by function and stacked in piles by color on the game board. Players move around the board depending on rolls of the die and/or instructions on the game board, collecting part of speech cards. If they're lucky, they'll roll or land on a space that lets them choose "Any Card", giving them an edge in completing sentences (more quickly and sillier). Word cards must be read (most are simple words and sight words) to be won. Sentences are constructed from collected cards by placing them on the correctly labeled (noun, verb, etc.) squares on player boards. The winner is the first person to make two silly sentences and read them aloud. Depending upon the reading level of your children, you may control the type (word or picture) of card used or its difficulty – or even use two separate decks for differing reading abilities among players (You can always expand play, too, by making some of your own cards to use with the game). It's a great little game for practicing sentence construction and parts of speech in an entertaining context.

  • Item #: 064644
    ISBN: 9781927010082
    Retail: $11.99
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    This fun book would be great for story prompts, silly drawing ideas, learning basic vocabulary, or even picking text for penmanship practice. Pages are divided into three sections - three spiral-bound books vertically on the same coil, within a hard cover. The top portion has an article and a noun (the tiger, the lamp, the fork), the middle section has a present tense verb (teaches, wipes, throws), and the bottom has another article and a noun. Flip through each section to create funky sentences like, “The koala washes the rope” or “The scarf cleans the earth.” With one million possible combinations, there are a ton of potential activities! – Laura

  • Item #: 055065
    ISBN: 9780789454720
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    Looking for a fun and educational way to reinforce sentence structure and elementary grammar? Silly Sentences may be exactly what you are looking for! Designed for younger children to practice grammar skills, this colorful game provides reinforcement of learned grammar. It could also be effectively used as a simple manipulative for teaching parts of speech. Each sturdy puzzle piece is colored coded by parts of speech with bright, quality photos on the noun pieces. Pieces are shaped in such a way that children are able to only create a grammatically correct sentence which serves to further enhance learning. Instructions provide two game activities for younger and older children-allowing this game to be used for several years. This puzzle would be a delightful way to liven up language arts learning for younger children. 1-4 players. 124 puzzle pieces. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 057646
    Retail: $22.00
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    "Dad loves the speedy, itchy book. Mr. Nelson hides the sweet boots. Mom chases the pizza." What is up with these silly sentences? Make these and more with this easy to play language game. Simply spin the spinner to select the part of speech (noun, verb, adjective, proper noun), place a card of that part of speech on the board, then read the silly sentences! Some of the cards are pick-your-own, so use the included dry erase marker to write down the silliest word you can think of! A fun game for family night or a great extension activity for English class! – Laura

  • Item #: 058940
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    Born out of a teacher's desire to engage her young students in grammar basics, The Sentence Family tells a story. The family names are a bit unusual but each has his own distinct personality (and clothes color preference), so abstract terms like "declarative sentence," "exclamatory sentence," "verb," "noun," etc. all come to life. More importantly, students learn and remember how they interact one with another. Each "fact" (meaning the types of sentences and the parts of speech) is introduced with a little story and a drawing. For instance, "Adjective's twin sister is named Adverb. She is very fond of her brother, Verb, and likes to paint pictures of what he is doing. Because Adverb's favorite color is orange, she always wears an orange dress. . . ." You can see how this story flows naturally into identifying the words that modify verbs and prepares the student for underlining or highlighting those words in orange. Such identifications also help prepare the student for diagramming, which is also covered. This is a manual for the teacher rather than a worktext for the student. There are exercises outlined for the student but they result from the teacher-student interaction. In some instances, the teacher may need to write sentences out for the student. Four types of sentences and nine parts of speech (articles are included as a separate part of speech) are introduced along with beginning diagramming. Full-size, full-color pictures (for the teacher to re-create or share) are also included for each fact. 77 pgs, spiral-bound ~ Janice

  • Item #: 014806
    ISBN: 9781589474208
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    The object of this zany game is to use five cards to make a sentence. 54 cards are color coded and divided into four categories: adjectives, nouns, verbs, and conjunctions. Players draw and discard until a player can lay down a five-card sentence, which is worth 5 points. Play continues until someone scores 20 points. Kids will love learning the parts of speech with this wacky game! ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 018187
    ISBN: 9780867094190
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    What is a sentence? Only the most basic component of all writing – and perhaps its most neglected. This course goes a long way toward correcting that situation. The general idea is that just as we acquire good oral language skills by hearing/listening, we can acquire good written language skills by observing and mimicking excellent writers. Using model sentences written by professionals, the student is taught four basic sentence manipulation techniques – sentence unscrambling, sentence imitating, sentence combining, and sentence expanding. Each of these techniques is developed through a series of activities, 33 in all, each of which provide one to three practice exercises. To give you an idea, Unit 1, Sentence Unscrambling, Activity 7 gives the student practice in identifying and removing comma splices. Unit 3, Sentence Imitating, Activity 22 includes two practice exercises that require the student to practice adding words, adding phrases, and adding clauses as they combine, then imitate. If this sounds just a little like grammar, well, you would be correct. These are exercises in applied grammar. After all, composing sentences is the "other side of the coin" from dissecting them (the basic activity of most grammar programs). All in all, even though this is a very skill-targeted course, the value of the skill makes it an excellent choice for the writing component of any particular middle school year's language arts. A reference in the back of the book includes the author's original sentences which serves as an answer key of sorts.136 pgs, pb ~ Janice
  • Item #: 000200
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    Singular/plural, articles, nouns/verbs, punctuation/capitalization, parts of a sentence and sentence construction. 70 pgs
  • Item #: 009055
    ISBN: 9781931454604
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  • Item #: 043366
    ISBN: 9781609572655
    Retail: $21.99
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    There's a certain amount of controversy over the necessity or even wisdom of diagramming sentences. Many insist it just isn't necessary for developing a good working use of grammar. I look at it a little differently. Diagramming is a graphic organizer; a tool to help us understand the relationship of words in a sentence, and thus, to help us understand our language and improve our communication skills. That being the case, what better way to "kill two birds with one stone" than to use sentences from Scripture as diagramming practice and models? In the step-by-step analysis that diagramming requires, we can come to a much richer understanding of the meaning of Scripture. The language of the KJV (the version of the Bible used in this study) can be a bit daunting, which is why the author starts at the very beginning. She reviews each part of speech (i.e. nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, etc.) as well as the various parts of a sentence (subject, verbs, direct objects, etc.), teaching sentence patterns. She then builds precept upon precept, giving the student diagrammed examples, practice sentences, and ultimately tests. (Correct diagrams for all practice and test sentences are in the back of the book.) When the going gets tough and complicated (i.e. noun or adjective clauses), the author provides in-depth instruction as well as "helps" such as the "signal words" that introduce noun clauses. By the way, this is the point at which the impact of the Bible content is most realized. Sorting through a sentence in order to diagram it becomes a function of pondering God's Word. The book is a worktext with plenty of space and diagram frameworks provided. 329 pgs. pb ~ Janice

  • Item #: 054995
    ISBN: 9781937664824
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    Writing prompts are a good way to get a student writing without the pressure of coming up with an idea completely from scratch. If you have ever used Silly Starters, this has the same look. It is a set of picture cards, 3 sets in a row, with a spiral binding. You flip it open randomly and write about the 3 images you see. This makes for thousands of combinations! Black line images are cute and cartoony and include things like a birthday cake, farm, igloo, scarecrow, diamond ring, castle, etc. So if I open up to a ballerina, a birthday cake and a spaceship, those 3 things have to be in my writing that day. You can use these as daily free-writing journal assignments (very informal) or use them for things like spelling words or even to spice up a grammar lesson. You can let the kids choose the images to write about, or agree to flip them open without looking and write about the 3 images without any fuss! Fun stuff! Horizontal format, 9" x 3.5" ~ Sara

  • Item #: 063932
    ISBN: 9781937032555
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       Learn logic in a day!  That is, a day in the life of Fred.  Here is a complete coverage of logic in a mere 176 pages.  No ancillaries required.  That’s right.  No separate teacher book, no test pack, no workbook needed.  It’s all right here – the whole “Kittens” caboodle.  Fred, now six (and still a professor at Kittens U), is preparing to give a logic lecture.  Ironically, and somewhat conveniently, Duck (first introduced in Life of Fred: Apples) pays Fred a visit and provides ample fodder for some of the first topics covered in the book.  Duck, who always speaks in sentences that are false, helps to illustrate both logic sentence structure and the concept of every sentence being True or False.  As always, Dr. Schmidt manages to both entertain and train.  Along with the levity and random bits of eclectic knowledge provided in chapter 1, Dr. Schmidt gets right down to introducing us to both pure and applied logic and the language of logic (the use of symbols, modeling, and structures) – all in the first few pages of the book.   From there, the course progresses through the topics of truth tables, connectives, the language of logic, inductive vs. deductive reasoning, logic fallacies (covered all in ONE conversation), and predicate logic.  These first six chapters provide a complete high school logic course.  Once logic as a second language is mastered, working through the remaining ten chapters is the equivalent of completing a college-level logic course.   This part of the course is more heavily theoretical.  It uses the structures and models learned in the first part of the course, progressing to proofs, introducing more complex structures and lemmas, and giving much thought to Gödel’s Incompleteness Theorem.   No prerequisites are required to begin this course, though I think it would help if your student had completed Algebra and Geometry before tackling it.  While the math skills themselves are not needed, the ability to reason well and think logically (and somewhat mathematically) is.  There are no exercises to complete, though there are 99 “puzzles” to solve.  In addition to a very alert and thoughtful mind, familiarity with and understanding of symbolic language, proofs, combinations, set theory, and other topics typically covered in higher-level math would aid solutions.  As far as teaching time, there is none.  The course is totally self-instructional.  Instruction is directed to the student/reader and all answers are included in the back of the book.  Dr. Schmidt goes to great lengths as the book’s narrator to make sure the student does not take the easy road and check the answers before first exercising his/her brain.  He also already anticipates questions and objections the student might have, with many “reader” interjections, shown in distinctive font, at these points.   One quibble I have with the book (and a caution to parents) is Dr. Schmidt’s unnecessary incorporation of drugs (cocaine) and drinking used in one of the early examples in the book.   I can guess the reason for this, but I wish he had considered another option….  This course will appeal most to those who enjoy math, enjoy Fred, and enjoy a good story along with their study.

  • Item #: 053614
    Retail: $21.99
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    Even non-readers can practice sentence construction – and enjoy the silly sentences they create doing it! Players build sentences, trying to reach the other end of the game board, so they're motivated to create longer and longer sentences. The cards are illustrated and color-coded to help children determine where to place them in the sentence. Who knows what they will create? The dragon dances in a house? A duck attacks a barn? The duck and the owl dance in the barn? Anything is possible – and endlessly entertaining! For up to 4 players.

  • Item #: 023764
    ISBN: 9780375872853
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    Written by Jean Conder Soule and illustrated by George Booth, this whimsical rhyme is filled with lots of silly suggestions about interacting with animals, but the warning is very clear: NEVER tease a weasel. Charming illustrations will have your little ones asking to hear this one again. 36 pgs, sc. – Laura

  • Item #: 007726
    ISBN: 9780838825648
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    Learn to type quickly and easily with this multi-sensory touch-typing method. You quickly learn the alphabet (often in less than an hour) and then go on to practice words, phrases, sentences, numbers, symbols, and punctuation. Very quick and efficient. - Megan

  • Item #: 003526
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    The woozle is very hungry – and picky! He only eats silly snacks, and it's up to you to feed him. Players roll the die or spin the spinner to determine how many snacks to feed the woozle. Place the snacks on the included plastic spoon and walk (or hop or dance) to the woozle. This cooperative game grows with your children and has three levels of play of increasing difficulty. Note: snacks may have names/illustrations that some families find gross (e.g. "booger chili" and "lemon-flavored underwear").

  • Item #: 002759
    ISBN: 9780156569804
    Retail: $7.00
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    If you have ever had the privilege of speaking with a young child, you may have experienced kid logic, or a very simplistic and often silly explanation for an impossible or complicated phenomenon. This book is a beautiful story of kid.

    When a young princess is very sick, she says she can be made well if the moon is brought to her. The king gathers all his great thinkers who ponder and puzzle and can come up with no solution. It is the simple jester who goes to the princess and, after asking her a few questions, comes up with a clever answer. The charming childlike responses from the princess combined with squiggly, colored illustrations make for a whimsical story that is perfect for bedtime. 48 softcover pages. Laura

  • Item #: 038420
    ISBN: 9780978947309
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    Learning letter sounds will be fun with this beautifully illustrated hardcover book. Each page is covered with silly characters and illustrations that represent the letter on that page. Letters are presented with the letter sounds rather than letter names. Children learn letter sounds from the very beginning. Each letter is accompanied by a rhyming verse and nonsense words which offer young children an enjoyable learning advantage. The CD is a recording of the rhyming verses found in the book and is expressively narrated by Jim Weiss. Children will be repeating the verses as they follow along in the book. It teaches phonics, it rhymes, and it makes children laugh. It's the type of book you will want to read over and over with your children. ~ Donna

  • Item #: 026716
    ISBN: 9780823405312
    Retail: $6.99
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    I love this book - every time I read it I like it a little more (I'm a little beyond the 3rd grade level, but…). It's a great introduction to clouds for the young meteorologist in your family. It is very kid-friendly, set up similar to a short story, yet full of all the introductory information to clouds that a child would need to know. Cloud types are introduced, explained, and shown in cute illustrations, along with the types of weather you can expect to accompany them and the "pet" names given to them based on how they appear. Sayings concerning clouds are also presented, along with some ancient beliefs about clouds, and the book concludes with a very silly cloud story, which is, by the way, very silly. A delightful, yet informative, read. ~ Megan

  • Item #: 034322
    ISBN: 9780825151040
    Retail: $20.00
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    What does it mean to badger someone? To bail out? To be born with a silver spoon in one's mouth? To get a dose of one's own medicine? We have all of these sayings in the English language, and we use them everyday, but have you ever thought about what they really mean? Don't most of them sound kind of silly? This book is great for class discussion and is divided into 9 different categories of idioms: animal, business, body, clothes, color, food, medical, money, and number. Daily Warm-Ups can be used at the very beginning of class to get students into learning mode, near the end of class to make good educational use of the transitional time, in the middle of class to shift gears between lessons, or whenever else you have unused minutes.
  • Item #: 016906
    ISBN: 9780743932738
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    The way you introduce poetry to young students can make a huge difference in the way they approach poetry for years to come. This workbook helps you introduce students to poetry as a fun, creative chance to write down their thoughts and feelings in silly or meaningful poems. The first few pages present the different kinds of poems covered, so the teacher can gain familiarity with the examples and the unique qualities of each poem. Then worksheets are given to introduce students to the different poems, including couplets, free verse, haikus, limericks, acrostics, sensory poems, personal poems, chants, and much more. The worksheets provide students with simple ways to get started writing poetry, from making word lists, to answering questions, to completing frameworks. Templates are given for each different kind of poetry covered, and students will enjoy completing them. Pages near the end hold lots of seasonal patterns and stationery for young students to work on. A very light, but complete introduction to creative poetry for young students. Reproducible, 96 pgs. - Melissa

  • Item #: 022305
    ISBN: 9780395150245
    Retail: $7.99
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    This is a cute story about a boy named Johnny and the problems his pet bear causes. At first, Johnny is determined to hunt down a bear so he can hang the skin on his barn like all his neighbors, but things change when he befriends the small cub he finds. Unfortunately, the bear grows very quickly and begins to take food from the other animals, ruining crops, and even disturbing the neighbors. Johnny tries to get the bear to return to the forest, but it just keeps coming back to Johnny. It looks like he might have to shoot a bear after all! The story is told with a few sentences on every other page and illustrated with black and white drawings. ~ Rachel S.

  • Item #: 012157
    ISBN: 9781886061385
    Retail: $33.00
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    A very rigorous and complete 1-year course in grammar (parts of speech, word functions, punctuation, sentence structure and patterns). Each lesson has one page of instruction/explanation and one page of exercises. Five incremental reviews assure student retention and mastery of the material. Although designed to be self-instructional, some teacher help may be required. This book would be an excellent follow-up to Easy Grammar or Journey to Grammar Land, as it covers grammar at a college level! Tests and answer keys included.

  • 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 #: 058833
    ISBN: 9780785383697
    Retail: $9.98
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    A simpler, more streamlined dictionary from American Heritage. This version follows traditional dictionary format with full-color drawings and photographs on each page. Words are easy to find; two guide words are at the top of each page and an arrow identifies letters along the alphabet placed in the margins. In comparison to #035392, this edition offers a very clean layout. Font size is smaller, but still large enough for a young reader. Definitions are one sentence long and may include a sample sentence. This version contains fewer entries, but is a good introductory dictionary for the elementary years. 8.5" x 11", 160 pp, hc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 023525
    ISBN: 9781885593832
    Retail: $12.95
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    More than just an activity book, this guide takes students on a tour of chemistry through nearly all the elements! After a brief orientation to review what atoms and elements are, students are introduced to the periodic table and its organization. Each chapter afterwards focuses on a family of the periodic table, from the alkali metals to the noble gases, and the transition metals, lanthanides and actinides in between. Although most elements are at least introduced, much more time is spent learning about and investigating the more common elements that we interact with every day. A good mix of information, interesting trivia facts, and activities are incorporated into every chapter, all presented in an energetic and fun manner with excellent concept explanations. In the chapter on metalloids, the unique properties of metalloids are discussed, and then young scientists are set loose to experiment with boron by making Borax slime, investigate silicon through old electronics parts and the properties of Silly Putty, observe the anti-static properties of polonium, and read about the properties of other metalloid family members. The experiments require mostly commonly found household materials, and are pretty simple to perform. Although some of them are very standard simple chemistry experiments I expected, others are very unique. Presented at a level most kids can understand, this comprehensive activity guide won't bore them with a load of information, but offers students a taste of the elements and chemical concepts they are sure to encounter in a high school course and in a fun, inviting way. I would recommend this one for use either as a hands-on unit to use alongside an elementary textbook curriculum, or with an introductory chemistry course such as Friendly Chemistry, or the Elements: Intro to Chemistry. And above all, just enjoy it! - Jess

  • Item #: 041685
    ISBN: 9780439576277
    Retail: $11.99
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    This workbook uses a series of mini-books to introduce young students to words beginning with all of the letters from A to Z. There is a mini-book for each letter, and when constructed (a process which is very simple – simply copy, cut, fold, and staple), the books are eight pages long. Each mini-book follows the same format. Throughout the eight pages, it presents four different key words beginning with the featured letter. For example, the letter "A" book is called "An Alligator." Students are acquainted with the words "alligator," "ape," "apples," and "ants" as they flip through the pages. These words are eventually joined together in a one sentence story, and students can trace the letters throughout the book as well as color the pictures. Besides the mini-books, there are pages of word cards portraying all of the featured words along with some activity ideas. 64 pgs. – Melissa

  • Item #: 028154
    ISBN: 9780876780916
    Retail: $23.95
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    This book is for anyone who wants to improve their handwriting or learn calligraphy. By the same authors as the Italic Handwriting series (see description), the format of this book is very similar. Throughout the pages, students will practice basic italics, numerals and punctuation, formal italics, chancery italics, cursive italics, and some variations and design ideas. After a short introduction to the art of italics, the pages thereafter are filled with letters, words, and sentences for you to practice on. The text is given on every other line, with the lines in between blank for you to copy the letters onto. Notes in the margin offer helpful tips and reminders for your calligraphic writing. By the time you reach the end of this book, you should have beautifully developed penmanship. - Melissa

  • Item #: 024110
    ISBN: 9781593630379
    Retail: $19.95
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    Subtitled "Mastering Vocabulary with Prefixes, Suffixes, and Root Words," that pretty much sums it up! Students will deepen their understanding of the English language and expand their vocabulary through forty-one lessons. Each lesson is formatted with either a prefix(es), suffix(es), or root word(s) complete with the meaning and some sample words. New words built around these concepts follow, with definitions of each and a sample sentence that uses the word in context. Students are then asked to complete a practice section. These exercises vary in construct, including fill-in-the-blank, matching, identifying synonyms and antonyms, identifying the best context for the word, and more. Following every second lesson is a review page that tests students on the concepts and words they learned in the previous two lessons. Very doable and user friendly. ~ Megan

  • Item #: 022466
    ISBN: 9781577682967
    Retail: $19.95
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    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