Image from English.club.com
Image from English.club.com



Topics on the Page


Picture Books and Young Adult Literature
Online Dictionaries and Thesaurus for Young Writers
  • Noah Webster and His American Dictionary
  • Peter Mark Roget and Roget's Thesaurus
Spelling Bees


Screen Shot 2017-06-08 at 12.54.20 PM.pngPicture Books and Young Adult Literature

Gabby. Joyce Grant. Illustrated by Jan Dolby. Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2012


Miss Alaineus: A Vocabulary Disaster. Joyce Frasier. HMH Books for Young Readers, 2007


Piper Periwinkle: Spelling Bee Queen. Susanne &. Annaliese Blumer. Illustrated by Joshua Wichterich. Chickadilly Press, 2016

Yoko Writes Her Name. Rosemary Wells. Hyperion, 2008
  • On the first day of school, Yoko writes her name in Japanese, not English, but meets a friend who will teach her English so she can learn Japanese.



Franklin Talking Dictionary and Spell Corrector
Franklin Talking Dictionary and Spell Corrector




Screen Shot 2017-09-13 at 11.28.41 AM.png
Wiktionary Logo

Online Dictionaries and Thesaurus for Young Writers


Wiktionary

Top Online Dictionaries for Kids

Handheld Dictionary and Thesaurus from Franklin Electronics (many different models available)

Shahi, a visual dictionary with Wiktionary content and Flickr images

Visuwords Online Graphical Dictionary


Merriam-Webster Word Central Rhyming/Thesaurus/Dictionary

Graph Words: Online Thesaurus

VISUALTHESAURUS



Noah Webster and his American Dictionary of the English Language


Noah Webster Print, 1886
Noah Webster Print, 1886





Documents That Changed the World: Noah's Webster's Dictionary, 1828


Noah Webster and His Words. Jeri Chase Feris. Illustrated by Vincent X. Kirsch. HMH Books for Young Readers, 2015


The American Spelling Book, Noah Webster (first published in 1783)






Peter Mark Roget portrait, 1833
Peter Mark Roget portrait, 1833

Peter Mark Roget and Roget's Thesaurus

The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus. Jen Bryant. Illustrated by Melissa Sweet. Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, 2014.

Roget's Hyperlinked Thesaurus




Spelling Bees

Image from San Marcos Unified School District
Image from San Marcos Unified School District




Home page for the Scripps National Spelling Bee

Computer.pngWeb Interactives and Apps
Spelling Bee Interactive from Annenberg Learner
  • 8 levels from Grade 1 to Grades 11-12
    • Children hear stories or sentences read aloud with words missing that they must spell correctly

Alpha-Bot from Word Central