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Scholastic Dictionary Of Idioms

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This guide to idioms provides the student with an "ace up your sleeve " Idioms bring color to our speech every day. Included are idioms from Native American and African American speech as well as the Bible, Aesop, and Shakespeare.
Paperback, 256 pages
Published February 1st 1998 by Scholastic Reference (first published 1996)
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Brandi Plumlee
Jun 22, 2012 Brandi Plumlee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Name: Brandi Plumlee, LME 508

Terban, M. (2006). Scholastic Dictionary of Idioms. New York, NY: Scholastic, Inc.
Cost: $8.99 (Barnes and Noble)

Dewey/Call Number: Could not find on Library of Congress

Reading Level: 9-12 Years

Category: Elementary Level/Non-fiction Reference-Dictionary

Review Citation:
Terban, M. (1996). Book Review [Review of the book Scholastic Dictionary of Idioms]. School Library Journal, 42(5), 147. Retrieved on June 16, 2010 from Academic Search Premier.

Description: This book ex

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Katheryn Campbell
Terban, M. (2006). Scholastic Dictionary of Idioms. New York, NY: Scholastic, Inc.

Citation by: Katheryn Campbell

Reference Source: Dictionary

Call Number: REF 423.1

Content Scope: Scholastic offers more than 700 everyday American idioms, including kid friendly sentences to help them make sense. The entries are very funny, as well as educational. Booklist recommends this book to grades 4-7.

Accuracy/Authority/Bias: Scholastic is a well-known, reliable, source and the largest publishing company of c
Lena White
Apr 22, 2016 Lena White added it
Shelves: reference
Terban, M. (1996). Scholastic Dictionary of Idioms. New York: Scholastic Inc.

Citation by: Lena White

Type of Reference: Dictionary

Call Number: j423.1 terb

Content/Scope: This book is appropriate for fourth graders and higher. It consists of 245 pages of idioms filled with illustrations and has a large index. It includes a section that explains the origin of the idioms. The index is based on key words to make idioms easier to find. This dictionary can help students add interest to their writing, or
Traci Barger
Apr 26, 2015 Traci Barger marked it as to-read
Terban, M. (2006). Scholastic dictionary of idioms. New York, NY: Scholastic.

Citation by: Traci Barger

Type of Reference: Dictionary

Call Number: 423

ISBN: 9780439770835

Brief Description: The dictionary includes an alphabetic listing of common figures of speech with their definitions and origins.

Content/Scope: The purpose of the dictionary is to expose readers to more than 700 different sayings and expressions. The targeted audience third through sixth grade.

Accuracy/Authority/Bias: The dictionary
Scott Roberts
Apr 14, 2015 Scott Roberts rated it it was amazing
This book contains quite an amount of good idioms in the Scholastic dictionary. I give this book 5 stars.
Meagan Moremen
Apr 29, 2012 Meagan Moremen rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reference-books
Terban, M. (1996). Dictionary of Idioms. New York: Scholastic.

Citation created by: Meagan Moremen
Call Number: REF 423.1
Description: An alphabetized list of idioms with the saying of expressions used in a sentence, their meaning, and origin.
Content/scope: Text defines and explains over 600 idioms. Booklist recommends this book to grades 4-7.
Accuracy/Authority: This book was published by Scholastic, who has a long standing reputation within the elementary community. The author has written sever
Alicia Napier
Terban, M. (2003). Scholastic dictionary of idioms. New York, NY: Scholastic, Inc.
Citation by: Alicia Napier

Type of Reference: Dictionary

Call Number: Ref 423.1

Content/Scope: This dictionary contains more than 600 common American phrases, sayings and expressions for children ages 8 and up.

Accuracy/Authority/Bias: Scholastic is a well-known, reliable, and largest publishing company of children’s books. It is known for publishing educational material and being a representative for school book fair
Sade Graves
Nov 24, 2012 Sade Graves marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reference
Citation: Terban, Marvin. (c.2006.). Scholastic dictionary of idioms. New York : Scholastic
Citation by: Sade Graves
Call Number: 423.1 TER
Description: alphabetical list of common figures of speech and their definitions
Relevance and Relationship: One of the key common core standards is the Language #4 which states students should be able to define both literal and figurative language. This dictionary will help student grasp knowledge of figurative language. It reflects the standards which the curr
Lori Schiele
Aug 25, 2015 Lori Schiele rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
A collection of idioms from all over the globe from ancient Greece to the Bible, the 1500s straight up to the 20th Century. the book lists the idiom and then explains what it means and where the saying came from. Examples: Let sleeping dogs lie; Let the Cat out of the Bag; Button Your Lip and over 600 more. An interesting read.
Oct 15, 2009 Heather rated it really liked it
My boys are really loving this book. We read one idiom a day. They give you an example of using it in a sentence, the meaning and the origin. There is a black and white drawing of a person on each page and the idiom is highlighted in yellow. It's alphabetical and has a good index in the back. We started with A and are working our way through; it takes about 2 minutes total. It's one of their favorite parts of the day. There are some good laughs and a few 'what the heys' along with 'that's gross' ...more
This book should have been interesting but I found it lacking. Just reading about the orgins you can tell that many are incorrect or even guesses. If you look them up online many are of unknown orgins but many other books will tell you that and still give you a history of it's usage and where it may have came from or what it may have meant.
Jul 08, 2009 jacky marked it as to-read
A colleguae had this book this morning. I had considered teaching about idioms this year, but never got around to it. I thought I would keep track of this book for the future as a resource in case I want to explore that idea again.
Oct 22, 2009 Katherine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Funny, informative, entertaining! This book will definitely be on my Christmas list. A great resource for teachers to use for an "Avoid Wasting Time Activity" for 5 minutes at the end of a class.
Feb 12, 2011 Mandi rated it really liked it
Fun book that tells the history of many everyday idioms we commonly use. Great little referece book to have for your kids to aid them in their writing.

The Reading Countess
Mar 29, 2010 The Reading Countess rated it really liked it
Unbelievably comprehensive, this impressive collection of over 700 idioms is a teacher's and writer's dream. I especially enjoyed the origin of each word.
Jun 27, 2008 Kim rated it really liked it
I actually found this book useful in my writing. and some of the anecdotes as to why some saying came to be were quite interesting.
May 09, 2012 William rated it it was amazing
A very useful reference for writers of all types.
Lance Lovett
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Worth reading, not as a priority
Sep 08, 2010 Sydney rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
You learn great idioms.
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