Recommended for 9+
45,000 words and phrases
A major new edition in a two-colour paperback, of the trusted, bestselling, comprehensive Oxford School Dictionary with new curriculum support, giving you all the text of the bestselling hardback and more. This fantastic new edition will boost your children's vocabulary with new words and meanings from across the curriculum.
New for this edition is a robust supplement on spelling, grammar and punctuation, giving targeted help with the tricky bits, making this dictionary the perfect tool to support children in their journey to become good readers and writers.
Each entry contains clear definitions, numbered meanings, word classes, inflections, easy pronunciation guides, supporting example sentences and notes to help with using the words accurately. There are word origins for all root words. This is powered by the Oxford Children's Corpus, a unique electronic database of millions of words of writing for children. Along with this comprehensive coverage, additional Study Notes in the centre of the dictionary give added value. They focus on key grammar points, useful spelling tips and rules, and guides on using language effectively and well. There is a friendly and useful guide to using the dictionary dealing with FAQs such as, What do you use a dictionary for? How do I find the words I want?
As usual, it has been extensively trialled with schools, so you can be sure it is still the best dictionary for your children, in a handy pocket-sized format. Further help with writing skills is available in the updated new edition of the companion Oxford School Thesaurus.
A good all-round dictionary in a clear accessible design and handy pocket format for 9/10 years plus.
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