SOLC #4/31 -I'm slicing with the Two Writing Teachers community for Day Four of Thirty-One of the Slice of Life Challenge in March. Thank you Stacey, Tara, Anna, Betsy, Dana, Kathleen, Beth, and Deb.
This is my second post today. I'm hosting Poetry Friday today here. I know that some of you do participate.
You may know that I have two granddaughters, six and four. And they spend time with me, some of which is spent reading books.
You may also know that I read many books from pre-school to YA, including picture books, fiction and non-fiction. And I review them.
And some may know that I'm retired, a former teacher of middle-school-aged students in an independent school, and a former lit coach.
SO, my teacher's dream is to work at a bookstore, and now I do. I volunteer one day a week at a local, volunteer-only managed, used bookstore. I am in heaven.
There is a reason for this introduction.
A few weeks ago I had a biography of Noah Webster from my library, the picture book bio titled W Is For Webster: Noah Webster and His American Dictionary by Tracey E. Fern, illustrated by Boris Kulikov. Ingrid asked about it (the cover is fascinating), so I told her a little and she wanted to read it. It's not really for young readers, but through answering questions and going slowly, Ingrid wanted to know more. She wanted a dictionary! Do I have one anymore? No. I sold many books in an estate sale and The American Heritage Dictionary was one. We looked for pictures on the Internet.
|Thought those of you who are teachers|
would enjoy this.
|The first owner!|
If you primary teachers have a recommendation for a great beginning dictionary, please let me know.