Personal Student Dictionary (Upper Grades) - Dolch & Fry Word Lists Plus Extras
My Personal Word Book - A Personal Word Book For Upper Elementary Students from Mrs. Beattie's Classroom. The Personal Word Book contains over 1000 of the most commonly used words in the English language, as well as some extras such as number words, contractions & plural rules!
Emoticons are pretty important: Harvard cognitive scientist Steven Pinker says they're an extremely useful linguistic evolution. The Oxford English Dictionary named "crying face" the word of the year. Humans collectively send 6 billion emoticons every day. But they don't teach emoticons in school, and some of them are actually hard to understand — at least for some of us.
Vilipend - 1. Definitions for vilipend to regard or treat as of little value or account. 2. to vilify; depreciate. Origin: Vilipend derives from the Latin terms vīlis meaning "cheap" and pendere meaning "to consider." It entered English in the 1400s.