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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:40 am 

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My younger dc is struggling with understanding the language of classical books. I have realised a couple of times that she completely misunderstood some sentences or expressions. Unfortunately being busy, I don’t get a lot of time to sit down with her and read together and explain as we do so. I am looking for an unabridged edition of classics which would include the explanations of vocabulary. Have you come across something like this? I guess that would be a perfect solution for lots of busy parents.

PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:02 am 

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Could you treat her to a Kindle, loaded with the books you want her to read, so that she could use the built-in dictionary? ( Not sure whether other varieties of readers have the same facility). She could combine it with good old fashioned notebook and pencil to write definitions down.

Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.Groucho Marx

PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:18 am 

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It is great to hear your dd is reading classic books.

It has the capacity to have a real impact on her vocabulary and the story lines along with the new words will all be of great benefit to her.

A little notebook kept close when reading to record unknown words and you encouraging her to use the words in her vocabulary is what I would recommend. DG

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