Books for Teachers & Home-schoolersThis section has resources for teachers and home-schoolers.
"Last week, I called your company to request advice on which dictionaries would be most useful to my daughter who is in middle school. I explained to you her problem of not applying new words in her writing, probably due to a lack of understanding how to use the word in a sentence. You kindly assisted me with information regarding various dictionaries and I would like to write you a letter thanking you for your help. Also I would like to give you my impression of the dictionaries that you recommended.
First, you recommended the Collins COBUILD 4th Edition Advanced Learning Dictionary. It shows so many example sentences to assist in my daughter's ability to actually comprehend the meaning and learn to apply the word, not just memorize the word and definition. We are impressed with this dictionary and it's useful CD which was included.
Secondly, you recommended the MACMILLAN Advanced Learner Dictionary. The definitions are simply stated and this dictionary does give some example sentences. Due to it's simplicity, I think it accompanies the Collins COBUILD dictionary very well. If a word is unclear to us or we need further reading, it is just perfect.
Thank you for your time, advice and especially for showing an interest in my daughter's problem of needing to mature her vocabulary in writing. These dictionaries are unlike any I have ever seen and it will be fun to watch her progress!
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M B M, Elm City, North Carolina"
This woman started out home schooling her son when he was labeled "learning disabled". She was so successful her neighbors started demanding she also tutor their kids. Today she has a school with 60 students and is expanding again! Her school has helped over 1,000 students, over 800 of them were labeled as "learning disabled" and some of them were told they could never learn or worse! Her school them gets them up to grade level and beyond. Her school is in Miami.
You can have similar wins! She uses the Applied Scholastics Phonics Program and the Learning How to Learn (The data in this book helps her and her staff locate exactly what was not understood.)