|heartless guttersnipe (parsimonia) wrote in scans_daily,|
@ 2009-10-16 23:07:00
|Entry tags:||char: batman/bruce wayne, char: robin/nightwing/dick grayson, char: supergirl/kara zor-el, in-joke: crack, publisher: dc comics, title: superdictionary|
(Not Quite) Everything There Is To Know About The DC Super Dictionary!
I'm here to tell you what I know about a certain Warner Educational Services book, published in 1978 by Holt, Rinehart and Winston.
We all know and love the Superdictionary, our beloved Cracktionary. But how much about it do we really know? In this post I attempt to gather some information on this delightful tome and its contents (though it will in no way be complete, as we all know it is mysterious and infinite in its crackiness).
Come and join me after the cut, and learn a bit about our favourite silly educational book!
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A LEARNING DICTIONARY
- More than 4000 words defined.
- Based on a study of words children need to know for reading achievement.
"We all want our children to be excited by learning and gaining an early command of our language. This superb dictionary was carefully and systematically researched to accomplish just these things. Based on established educational methods, it contains all the words children need to know in the early grades. And it is so dynamic in design that children are highly motivated to use it. What could be more exciting than to have the greatest superheroes give meaning to a solid reading vocabulary."
DR. MARIO FANTINI, Dean and Professor,
School of Education, University of Massachusetts,
Educational Consultant to THE SUPER DICTIONARY