Dictionary skills are taught in the 3rd and 4th grades, a critical time for young students when they make the leap from learning to read to reading to learn. The dictionary is an indispensable tool for students at this critical moment in their education and a key to their future academic success.
Federal Street Press publishes several dictionaries, thesauruses and bilingual dictionaries that have been created especially for elementary students by the editors of Merriam-Webster. Our prices are affordable and our mission is to make it possible to donate to a single classroom or to every classroom in a school district.
With a mission to put a dictionary in the hands of every third grade student in America, The Dictionary Project, a non-profit 501(c)3 based in Charleston, South Carolina, works with community-based organizations and individuals to sponsor “dictionary projects” around the country. Go to www.thedictionaryproject.org to find out more.
The dictionaries and other reference titles listed below are ideally suited for third grade students and are available for purchase from Federal Street Press or The Dictionary Project.
If you would like more information, please call Virginia Guilfoyle at 203-852-1280.
This bidirectional dictionary from the editors of Merriam-Webster contains definitions and translations for the core vocabulary and idioms of French and English as they are spoken and written today.
This compact atlas from the mapmakers of Encyclopaedia Britannica provides students with colorful maps, information about countries and the states and territories of the U.S.
Ideal for students who are native Spanish speakers and also for English speakers learning Spanish.
This thesaurus is the ideal companion to Webster’s Dictionary for Students, Fourth Edition. Using this thesuarus helps students develop their vocabulary.
This volume introduces English words with Greek and Latin roots and teaches students the skills needed to work out meanings of new words when they are encountered.