Children's Writer's Word Book

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Writer's Digest Books, Jul 12, 2006 - Reference - 352 pages
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In this revised and expanded 2nd edition, Children's Writer's Word Book helps you immediately determine if you're using the right vocabulary and language for your audience. With its intuitive organization, you'll easily find appropriate words for children of various ages, and discover substitute words that might work even better. This comprehensive resource keeps you in touch with reading levels for today's kids, and saves you valuable research time by putting all the information you need in one volume. You'll find: Lists of specific words that are introduced at seven key reading levels (kindergarten through sixth grade) A thesaurus of those words with synonyms, annotated with reading levels Detailed guidelines for sentence length, word usage, and themes at each reading level A thorough explanation of guidelines for national standards on reading This new edition also addresses important timely topics of the day, such as disability issues and sensitivity to race, religion, and culture. Other new additions relate to divorce, the concept of death, space exploration, the internet, fantasy and science fiction, ethnic and cultural pride, and much more. With Children's Writer's Word Book, 2nd edition, you can rest assured you'll be able to address your young audience with a vocabulary and style they'll understand and enjoy—and improve your chances with children's publishers.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
SOME THINGS YOULL NEED TO KNOW
12
NATIONAL STANDARDS AND BENCHMARKS
24
KINDERGARTEN
39
FIRST GRADE
47
SECOND GRADE
59
THIRD GRADE
66
FOURTH GRADE
75
FIFTH GRADE
86
SIXTH GRADE AND MIDDLE SCHOOL
99
THESAURUS
109
RESOURCES
341
ALPHABETICAL LIST OF WORDS
351
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