Mrs. Wordsmith Storyteller's Illustrated Dictionary (Grades 3-5)
This handy little book gives writers and storytellers an extra dose of inspiration! With hundreds of engaging pictures to reinforce word meanings, visual learners especially will appreciate this unique dictionary! Hard cover with thick, glossy pages and full-page illustrations that kids will love referencing time and time again. Each word is followed by the definition and three word-pairs, which are words that frequently appear with it in stories. Words are organized into categories such as character, setting, emotion, and weather, with color-coded tabs on the sides of pages to make navigating back and forth easy. While the exaggerated characters and illustrations bring a chuckle, some parents may appreciate knowing that one character, Bearnice, typically features a crop top and low riding pants that don’t always fit her very well. Scan the QR code on the back to receive 3 months free access to Word Tag, Mrs. Wordsmith’s vocabulary boosting app with games! 264 pgs. hc. ~Nancie
1000+ words to help kids find inspiration, boost vocabulary, and write richly described, compelling stories.
For budding storytellers everywhere – the only dictionary that kids will want to read from cover to cover.
Mrs. Wordsmith is an award-winning company who believes that educational resources should be just as thrilling as the movies and games that kids play! Together with Hollywood artists, game designers, teachers, and other experts, they created a product to captivate and engage children, while accelerating their reading skills. Advertised as being “the silliest learning company” … and I think they live up to it! Each learning product features their trademark gang of goofy animal characters in outlandish situations, causing kids to giggle and engage so that they learn and remember. The same characters are used in all the books but are depicted as children in lower-level books (PK-2) while the higher-level books (3-6) show them grown-up. The exaggerated characters and illustrations bring a chuckle, but some parents may appreciate knowing that one character, Bearnice, typically features a crop top and low riding pants that don’t always fit her very well in the older level books. Several of Mrs. Wordsmith’s products use QR codes that kids can scan to hear proper pronunciation of sounds or words.
These materials cover both writing and grammar, but they are more supplemental in scope.