: Mark Schmidek
Academic Communication Associates
: 27.58 MB
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Ages 9 through adult
. The expanded, second edition of the
is an essential resource for students with language learning needs. This comprehensive volume includes definitions and sentence examples for over 10,000 expressions. Now over 500 pages in length,
targets expressions that are commonly encountered in the curriculum and in everyday conversations.
Definitions are short and simple, making this an excellent resource for individuals learning English as a second language or students with language learning disabilities. Speech-language pathologists, LD Specialists, ESL teachers and others will find this to be a valuable tool in their instructional programs.
A major problem with most idiom dictionaries is that the definitions are often too complex for individuals who have limited proficiency in English. The Expressionary is designed so that it can be used by individuals with limited English skills or language learning disabilities. Commonly used expressions are includes that you won't find in most idiom dictionaries. This comprehensive resource includes idiomatic expressions, proverbs, phrasal verbs (e.g., "single out"), collocations (e.g., "let out after"), and even foreign phrases that are commonly used in English.
The use of "focus words" makes it easy to locate phrases that contain a specific word. If you want to develop lessons for teaching expressions that contain the names of basic body parts, for example, you'll find over 20 expressions containing the focus words eye, mouth,, and nose and over 50 containing the word face.
The short, easy to understand explanations of phrase meanings and the use of focus words will make it easy for you to plan instructional activities.