The Best Dictionary for Students, according to the Dictionary Project, features more than 32,000 words with “simple, child-friendly definitions, plus pronunciation and part of speech.”
It also includes “information about punctuation, the nine parts of speech, weights and measures, five long words, Roman numerals, and a map of the United States.”
Shortly after I put the books out today, one was in the hands of a student. That’s what I love to see, anytime I add or recommend a book for a library collection.
The purpose of this awesome project, which is supported by local sponsors, is to give a personal dictionary to every third-grade student in the United States.
Having copies available for use in the Bellview library will really reinforce the Dictionary Project’s goal as stated on its website: “to assist all students in becoming good writers, active readers, creative thinkers, and resourceful learners.”
And there’s more where that came from; I have a box of dictionaries and am hoping to soon make them available to other Ashland elementary school libraries.
Subject Classifications (Partial list, via Dewey Decimal System)
- 006.754-Social Media
- 020-Library and Information Science
- 020.92-Cynthia M. Parkhill (Biographical)
- 023.3-Library Workers
- 025.04-Internet Access
- 027.473-Public Libraries
- 027.663-Libraries and people with disabilities
- 027.8-School Libraries
- 028.52-Children's Literature
- 028.535-Young Adult Literature
- 028.7-Information Literacy
- 158.2-Social Intelligence
- 323.30-People with disabilities--Civil rights
- 658.812-Customer Service
- 659.2-Public Relations
- 686.22-Graphic Design
- 809-Literature--Critical Appraisal