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links to general works containing alphabetical lists of words, with information given for each term


  • Bartleby.com Great Books Online Grade 7-Lifelong
    Bartleby is a searchable database of classic poetry, fiction, and nonfiction such as essays and speeches. This premier internet publisher of literature, reference, and verse provides students, teachers and researchers with unlimited access to books and information...

  • Beginning Writer's Thesaurus Grade 2-Grade 5
    The Beginning Writer's Thesaurus is a helpful introduction to thesauruses, designed to make choosing the right word fun and unintimidating. Large, colorful type; easy-to-read definitions; word-play; word etymologies; and much more combine to make this an invaluable...

  • Biographical Dictionary Grade 1-Grade 12
    This dictionary includes more than 27,000 notable men and women who have shaped our world from ancient times to the present day. The dictionary can be searched by names, birth years, death years, positions held, professions, literary and artistic works, miscellaneous...

  • Common Errors in English Kindergarten-Lifelong
    An intensive listing of words which are commonly misused. The list is alphabetically organized for convenience, so there's not a lot of clicking to find a word you question. Maintained by Washington State University at Pullman, the site also offers a list...

  • Harcourt Brace Jovanovich School Dictionary Grade 5-Grade 10
    A dictionary for use by students in intermediate grades.

  • howjsay.com Grade 1-Lifelong
    A free online talking dictionary of English pronunciation. You can list up to 15 entries by separating them with semi-colons. Over 151,000 entries in the dictionary.

    Apps for iPhone, iPod Touch, and Android are available.


  • In Other Words: A Beginning Thesaurus Grade 3-Grade 4
    A useful tool for students in grades 3 and 4, this book provides alphabetically arranged entries and more than a thousand words with illustrative sentences to help the middle grade students in choosing the exact word from several synonyms.

  • In Other Words: A Junior Thesaurus Grade 5-Grade 8
    An illustrated alphabetical list of words, their synonyms, antonyms, and the shades of meaning between them.

  • Info Please Grade 5-Lifelong
    Information Please has been providing authoritative answers to all kinds of factual questions since 1938 - first as a popular radio quiz show, then starting in 1947 as an annual almanac, and since 1998 on the Internet. Includes almanacs, atlas, encyclopedia,...

  • Lexicool: Multilingual & Bilingual Dictionaries Grade 7-Lifelong
    Lexicool.com is one of the most comprehensive directories of bilingual and multilingual dictionaries on the Internet. The site has a fully searchable database, with over a thousand titles referenced. Free downloads, translation and interpreting courses, software...

  • Merriam-Webster Online Kindergarten-Lifelong
    Dictionary publisher's website includes an online dictionary, thesaurus, word of the day complete with definition and examples, new word puzzle every day, Word for the Wise, as well as product information. Good site to visit.

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    Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary Grade 5-Grade 12
    Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary is designed for those for whom English is not their first language. Definitions are not as complex as with the regular Merriam-Webster's online dictionary. Website also includes "Ask the Editor" and Word of...

  • My First Dictionary Preschool-Grade 3
    A dictionary that defines and illustrates over 1,000 common English words, designed to help young students with vocabulary development. "A concluding section devoted to dictionary games that challenge memory, spelling and deduction skills" adds to...

  • NetLingo - the Internet Dictionary Grade 5-Lifelong
    "NetLingo explains thousands of terms that define our life online, including the largest list of chat acronyms."

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    Online Database Resources Kindergarten-Grade 12
    The internet includes many resources that are part of what is often called "The Hidden Internet." Many of these resources are free. Those that are subscription based are often well worth the expense. Even the availability of just a few of these resources...

  • RefSeek reference directory Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Refseek's reference directory includes listings by topic. Each topic includes multiple links. Topics include: Almanacs, Atlases, Answers, Bookmarking, Calculators, Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, Health & Medical, Literature, Mathematics, Multimedia, News, Publishing, Quotations, Search Engines, Software, Teacher Resources, Translation, Visual Arts, Web Directories, and Writing.

  • Roget's Thesaurus Online Kindergarten-Lifelong
    The most helpful and comprehensive book of synonyms and related words, now online for instant searching from this website..

  • Scholastic Spelling Dictionary Kindergarten-Lifelong
    This is a dictionary about how words are spelled, spelling patterns, lists of words, word origins and more information for students studying for spelling bees. There are not definitions.

  • Scott Foresman Advanced Dictionary Grade 7-Grade 12
    An advanced dictionary giving pronunciation, part of speech, definition, and some etymologies. Includes a section on use of the dictionary.

  • Scott Foresman Beginning Dictionary Grade 3-Grade 5
    A beginning dictionary which includes illustrations, examples of usage in most definitions, and self-teaching lessons for developing skills in using the dictionary.

  • Scott Foresman Intermediate Dictionary Grade 5-Grade 8
    An intermediate dictionary giving pronunciation, examples of usage, and part of speech for each definition of a word. Includes some etymologies, exercises, and lessons in the use of the dictionary.

  • Thorndike-Barnhart Childrens Dictionary Grade 7-Grade 12
    Dictionary for middle school through high school levels. Includes Word Families and Word Sources, literary terms highlighted with examples, a 14-page reference section and style manual to writers, plus 100,000 entries, 120,000 definitions, 35,000 illustrative...

  • Thorndike-Barnhart Intermediate Dictionary Grade 4-Grade 8
    This dictionary bridges the lower-middle & high-school levels. Lavish artwork, bold color, pictorial theme pages, a mini-encyclopedia, and more. 65,000 entries. 1,072 pages. Writer's Handbook and Thesaurus. Up-to-date mini-atlas. Mini-lessons on dictionary...

  • Thorndike-Barnhart Junior Dictionary Grade 4-Grade 6
    Dictionary for middle elementary level.

  • Visual Thesaurus Grade 5-Lifelong
    Want to expand your own use of the English language while providing students with a user-friendly tool that will help them make connections between words? The tool is great for all ages and includes a lot of fun, useful features, such as word maps, audible...

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    Vocabulary Thesaurus and Resources Grade 5-Grade 12
    Explore definitions, roots, thematic puzzles, and vocabulary expanding resources, including the visual thesaurus -a graphic organizer vocabulary tool.

  • Webster's Elementary Dictionary Grade 4-Grade 6
    A first real dictionary for children in grades 4-6. Over 33,000 entries, 600 color illustrations, and 250 word history paragraphs. Special sections on U.S. presidents, signs and symbols, and more.

  • Webster's New World Dictionary, 4th college edition Grade 9-Tertiary
    College-level dictionary, acceptable for use in high school level.

  • Wordsmyth English Dictionary - Thesaurus Grade 9-Lifelong
    The ONLY Integrated English Dictionary and Thesaurus in electronic form! Search, or browse Words of the Week, or subscribe to their electronic newsletter. This is a good spot to bookmark for looking up that obscure word (either spelling or meaning). Very well...

  • Writer's Thesaurus Grade 1-Grade 9
    Students find the words they want in this thesaurus with 600 entries and over 4000 synonyms. Features like Word Workshop, Watch It!, Notable Quotable, and Writer's Choice help instill an appreciation for our language and improve writing skills, without intimidating...

  • YourDictionary.com Grade 5-Lifelong
    Fascinating site with more than 1500 dictionaries representing more than 230 languages. There are specialized use dictionaries as well as translating, rhyming, phrasing dictionaries and 9 thesauruses. Also has word games and the Endangered Language Repository...