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Oxford School Dictionary of Word Origins

Oxford School Dictionary of Word Origins (Paperback)

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This new paperback edition of the Oxford School Dictionary of Word Origins gives an engaging insight into the origins of the everyday language we use. It provides additional language support and information through funny and absorbing word histories, feature entries on especially curious, 'yucky', and 'mind-boggling' words, and a full thematic section on words from the worlds of food, fashion, dinosaur names, invented and onomatopoeic words and much more. John Ayto, top word expert, entertains all ages from eight to eighty with this informative and humorous dictionary and language reference tool. Downloadable learning resources, word games, puzzles, and much more are available for additional online support at www.oxforddictionaries.com/schools

Children'sReference books & materialsDictionaries & school dictionaries Publisher: Oxford University Press Publication Date: 02/05/2013 ISBN-13: 9780192733740  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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This is an excellent new edition, highly suitable for older KS2 and KS3/4 pupils, and provides an additional resource alongside a school dictionary and thesauruses to help pupils to gain a wider understanding of the heritage of English vocabulary. It is invaluable as an additional tool to use when teaching dyslexic pupils, helping them to make correlations between spellings and the root words or origins of words. The only thing I would like to see from an SEN point of view is colour coded letters to help the reader navigate through the pages. A large print version for children who need room to use a 'pointing finger' or pencil to follow the text, or for those with visual stress, would be brilliant!

- 10/01/2014
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