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Oxford English Dictionary for Schools [Paperback]

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27 Mar 2008 0199116423 978-0199116423
The Oxford English Dictionary for Schools is the perfect dictionary for 11-14s and will see your students right up to GCSEs. It is designed to last, easy to use, and has the quality you expect from the world's most trusted dictionary publisher.

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  • Paperback: 928 pages
  • Publisher: Franklin Watts (27 Mar 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0199116423
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199116423
  • Product Dimensions: 3.7 x 13 x 18.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 354,667 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Clear contextualisation and easy to follow explanations make this a must for any English department. (Scott, Oliver, English Teacher - London)

An excellent resource for the NLS. I think the quotations from real books will help students to connect what goes on in dictionaries with their reading in the classroom. (Lindsay, Navahra, English Teacher - London)

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A fresh new look for this outstanding, unique, secondary dictionary providing both reading and writing support

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars schoo; dictionary 29 Nov 2009
I was unsure which dictionary to buy for a ten year old but I think I made the right choice. It is easy to understand yet advanced enough to last her into senior school. It is printed on top class paper which makes it a pleasure to use.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Age suitability 17 Mar 2010
By A. Atir
I was not sure if this would be age appropriate before I recieved it. My daughter is 8 years old and it is just perfect for her. I should say that she is a good reader if your child is struggling I would suggest it would be slightly out of there grasp. There is a fantastic selection of words for 8+.
I found that there were not enough words in others that I looked at in a book store for this age group.
Perfect for looking up those words they do not understand in there homework reading books.
Very impressed.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars School dictionary 26 July 2010
By H Woods
I bought 10 of these for a class of 7 and 8 year olds. Initially, they hadn't had much experience with using dictionaries. After a few days teaching and practice, they became reasonably proficient. These dictionaries are much better than the usual dictionaries that are found in classes for this age group due to the extensive word list, clear, easy to follow format and the use of examples to illustrate word usage. The language used is not too complex for them, although they do not always understand how to correctly use words they have found. Where an entry has more than one word class, eg verb and noun, this is made clear, eg contract. In conclusion, these are good value and can be used by children from 7-11 years and beyond.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars oxford english dictionary 8 Nov 2009
my daughter aged 10yrs has just moved to middle school this is the dictionary she uses at school.Very good and would be good for any child who finds dictionarys hard to understand or use.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Why does it use American Spellings? 9 May 2012
The copy in the school where I am a volunteer reader, and the two versions on Amazon where you can 'Look inside' use the American 'z' suffix, not the British 's', e.g., 'acclimatize' for 'acclimatise'.
I wanted to buy the school a 'British' copy but don't know where to get one.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dictionary for the next step 4 July 2010
By Fletch-a-sketch TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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This is a great little dictionary for secondary school children, a step up from the picture dictionaries of junior school, this nicely laid out dictionary is easy to use and visually good on the eye.
The key words are in blue making them stand out from the other text. There are also enough words for the average student to keep them busy story writing for some time.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent resource 6 July 2010
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This dictionary is excellent for our 10 yr old son who has struggled with my Concise Oxford Dictionary and Thesaurus. He can work independently and feels less frustrated as it is much more user friendly. An excellent resource for this age group especially with preparation for transfer exams and hopefully at secondary school also.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Book actually used within primary stare schools.
Typical of the books used within primary state schools. Descriptions comprehensive and easy to interpret for my 6 year old.
Published 6 days ago by sabrina
5.0 out of 5 stars Good one
This product services my purpose well. It is as described in the product description details. It is very good product.
Published 16 months ago by K
5.0 out of 5 stars Good dictionary for schools and scholars.
Well explained dictionary for that help with words that are not easily explained but the meaning can give help to scholars going back to school.
Published 18 months ago by Mrs. M. M. Palmer
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant purchase
I bought this for my 10 year old granddaughter as the definitions in the other Oxford Dictionaries were not always clear to her. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Cassie
5.0 out of 5 stars perfect
Easy to use, lightweight and not too big for my 8 year-old daughter, great help during spelling homework.
Indispensable to me.
Published on 3 Oct 2011 by roberta
4.0 out of 5 stars Present
I bought it as a present for a friends child. The main reason was the reviews it had on Amazon. My friend is really happy with it and it is just what her child needed when doing... Read more
Published on 16 Jan 2011 by Mrs. A. Mills
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent child's dictionary
This is a really exceptional dictionary. My child struggled with my old 'Pocket Oxford' dictionary. This is well laid out with goo use of colour to highlight words plus useful... Read more
Published on 20 Jun 2010 by South Lady
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