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review 2019-03-20 23:33
Definitely not a standalone
Six Impossible Things: Rhymes With Love - Elizabeth Boyle

If you want to have an idea of what is going on in this, make sure you've read from #3 and on in this series, this is #6. I read #3 in 2014 and #5 in 2016 and I could barely hang in there as it was in the beginning. 


This pretty much follows the mystery set up in the books I mentioned, one of the bigger villains is pretty much already dealt with but while the other books dispatched of him, they also hinted at someone else behind the scenes, this is all about the hunt for that someone behind the scenes. 


I feel like I've been complaining about this a lot lately, just my string of luck with picking stories I guess, but our hero and heroine had a childhood friendship, we get no scenes of it. Basically, she already has found him sexy and wanted him, while he is waking up to the fact that he, too, has always wanted her. I missed watching and experiencing the development of attraction. 

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review 2019-02-02 23:57
La Madre Goose - Susan Middleton Elya,Juana Martinez-Neal

La Madre Goose by Susan Middleton Elya is a retelling of several famous nursery rhymes. I adore this author because she incorporates Spanish vocabulary words into the text. The book also has a glossary at the front of the book in case the reader does not know a word. The reason I would love to use this book in my classroom is that it would serve a dual purpose. Students who are transitioning from speaking only English to being bilingual will benefit from having a book like this to read. All students in the classroom who are interested in learning about another language will have the option of adding vocabulary words from another language to their vocabulary. 


Lexile: AD490L 

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review 2019-01-30 03:53
Green Eggs and Ham By Dr. Seuss
Green Eggs and Ham - Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss books are always a favorite and not only with children. The silly rhymes and green colored food bring out our imagination no matter our age. Reading through the story, the children will hear lots of reasons to not like Green Eggs and Ham, but the best part is when the students actually decide to try Green Eggs and Hams to see if they really don't like them. A great activity to do after reading this book would be for the students to actually try eating green eggs and ham. I remember my elementary school having green eggs and ham one day for lunch. This would also be a fun book to bring out when first learning about rhymes. Having the students find the rhymes and then creating their own set of rhymes in their writing notebook. 

Lexile Level: 210L

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review 2018-09-09 22:57
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom - Bill Martin Jr.,John Archambault,Lois Ehlert


Brief Review:

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is about rhyming with the alphabet, so young children can learn the alphabet.

Idea of how it can be used in a classroom:

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom could be used in the classroom by teaching rhyming and the alphabet. The teacher could use the story to teach the students the alphabet.

Reading Level & Leveling System:

Direct Reading Assessment


Pre-k to K

Book Rating:

I would rate this book a 5 because I think its great to have a story behind the alphabet and rhyming words with it, so gives students a chance to put the alphabet and a little bit of background information.

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review 2018-09-07 18:25
The Adventures of Silly Sally
Silly Sally by Wood, Audrey (1992) Hardcover - Audrey Wood

    Silly Sally is an endearing book about new friends. Silly Sally meets these new friends on her way to town, who each teach her something new. Whether it is singing, dancing, or playing leap frog she and her friends have a lot of fun. Each character in Silly Sally is unique and shares their quirkiness as a diverse group of friends. Audrey Woods use of rhyming and anthropomorphism are sure to engage students of all ages. The fun illustrations are captivating and will keep the attention of even the littlest of learners. My suggestions for activities which complement Silly Sally are,  matching characters with their actions, sequencing the appearance of characters, and recognition of vocabulary by using word sorts (open or closed). The Fountas and Pinnell reading level is a Level C.

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