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8+ (Year 4, KS 2). This is a major new edition of the popular Oxford Primary Thesaurus and perfect for 7 to 11 year olds. It is an invaluable reference tool for pupils to reflect independently and critically on their own writing and edit and improve it. There are some great writing tips on how to use language imaginatively and effectively. It’s the perfect companion to the bestselling Oxford Primary Dictionary.
Get ready to be goose-gruggled and fluckgungled with disgusterous, rotsome and repulsant words (and much more). You can have fun with Roald Dahl's language and the brilliant Quentin Blake's illustrations while discovering how language works in this little hardback book. Inspired by the World's No 1 storyteller, this book will give you all you need to start learning how language works - make up your own words, have fun and be bold with words!
Get ready to be bewitched and spellbound by Roald Dahl's mischievous words of magic (and much more). You can have fun with Roald Dahl's language and the brilliant Quentin Blake's illustrations while discovering how language words in this little book. Inspired by the World's No. 1 storyteller, this book will give you all you need to create your own words. If you love Roald Dahl then this is the perfect introduction to get into learning how language works - make up your own words, have fun and be bold with (magical) words!
This is a real thesaurus for all chiddlers and even some adult human beans. It features hundreds of spliffling words used and created by the world's best storyteller, Roald Dahl, together with useful synonyms, related words and phrases, idioms and word origins. Cleverly organised into phizz-whizzing themes, from vegitibbles to outer space, it is easy to find new and interesting words while you are writing. Be inspired by the special WRITING HUT pages to craft your own brain-boggling creatures and characters, just like Roald Dahl. This mischievous thesaurus captures Oxford University Press's language expertise and mixes it with the magic of Roald Dahl. Whether telling curdbloodling stories or imagining bugswallop, you will soon be using the Oxford Roald Dahl Thesaurus as your golden ticket to dream!
This new edition of the Oxford Primary Thesaurus is bursting with thousands of synonyms, writing tips, overused words and word webs which will enrich children's writing. Entries are simple and clear, and include example sentences from children's favourite authors model how to use different words in context. Alphabet tabs on every page make navigation very easy. Extra writing support is given for overused words such as nice and good, topic vocabulary at words such as animal or castle, and writing tips at words such as food, weather and clothes suggest ways to create colourful descriptions. Finding new and alternative words is easy, quick and fun. The Oxford Primary Thesaurus is an invaluable reference tool for pupils to reflect, edit and improve their writing. An ideal companion to the new updated edition of the Oxford Primary Dictionary. Go online at www.oxfordschooldictionaries.com for the accompanying free downloadable activities. This thesaurus is export only and cannot be purchased if you are based in the UK or Ireland.
8+ (Year 4, KS 2). A fresh new look for the bestselling Oxford Primary Dictionary with example sentences from the best children's books such as Harry Potter and extra reading and writing support. This is unique to Oxford, and the sentences take children beyond looking up a word for spelling or meaning - and into thinking about reading and writing independently. It’s the perfect companion to the bestselling Oxford Primary Thesaurus.
This new edition of the Oxford Primary Dictionary provides even more vocabulary; words such as chortle, cacophony, amulet and toolbar have been added, along with others from a wide range of areas such as animals (e.g. narwhal, sabre-toothed), history (e.g.longship, palaeontoglist), mythology (e.g. cyclops, selkie) and space and science fiction (e.g. spacewalk, teleport). It also now features a unique selection of fictional words for creatures or places from children's reading and writing, for example hobbit, Muggle and bandersnatch. All the entries are clear and simple with word classes and inflections given in full. Children will discover example sentences from the authors they love to read for themselves, such as Michael Morpurgo, Roald Dahl and J. K. Rowling. 'Try also' guides at the top of the pages help to locate tricky-to-find words in the alphabet, word origins are given in 'Did you know?' panels, and Spelling Alerts flag up tricky spellings. It is the ideal dictionary for boosting reading skills and building word power. Companion to the new updated edition of the Oxford Primary Thesaurus which provides thousands of synonyms for the all young writers. Go online at www.oxfordschooldictionaries.com for the accompanying free downloadable activities. This dictionary is export only and cannot be purchased if you are based in the UK or Ireland.
For the first time in paperback, this Oxford Roald Dahl Dictionary takes readers aged 8+ on a phizz-whizzing, splendiferous, fantabulous journey deep into the language of Roald Dahl's bestselling children's stories. This is a dictionary which will develop language and literacy skills by igniting the creativity in all readers and writers everywhere. Lots of dictionaries tell you what an 'alligator' is, or how to spell 'balloon' but they won't explain the difference between a 'ringbeller' and a 'trogglehumper', or say why witches need 'gruntles' eggs' or suggest a word for the shape of a 'Knid'. This dictionary does all those things. All the words that Roald Dahl invented are here, like 'biffsquiggled' and 'whizzpopping' to remind you what means what, but that is not all. You'll also find out where words came from, rhyming words, synonyms and lots of alternative words for words that are overused. Oxford Children's Dictionaries are perfect for supporting literacy and learning and this is the world's first Roald Dahl Dictionary from the word experts at Oxford University Press.