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National Dictionary Day: Explore, Learn, Grow!

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 10:31:00 AM

Every year on October 16, the United States celebrates National Dictionary Day in honor of Noah Webster, the Father of the American Dictionary, who was born on this day in 1758. Dictionaries and reference materials give students the tools to grow, learn, and explore independently; they can be exciting passageways to new information in addition to useful learning resources. To celebrate the holiday, we’re sharing some of our favorite ways to incorporate reference materials into everyday learning—and to keep them exciting.

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