Children's Writer's Word BookBook - 2006
Provides writing samples and lists of vocabulary for each grade, one through six, and synonyms of various reading levels for hundreds of words
The authors, both of whom have written children's books, offer some general information about age groups and reading levels and some things that writers need to know about marketing their work. They include information on national reading and comprehension standards and where to find information on other standards and benchmarks. Word lists for kindergarten level through 6th grade and middle school are followed by the meat of the reference: a thesaurus of 5,000 words with synonyms appropriate for the various grade levels. The second edition updates the first, which was published in 1992, adding words concerning disability, race, culture, divorce, death, space exploration, and the internet. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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
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 enjoyand improve your chances with children's publishers.