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review 2018-09-09 22:56
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day - Ray Cruz,Judith Viorst


Brief Review:

Alexander and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day is about a young boy who was having a not so good day.

Idea of how it can be used in a classroom:

Alexander and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day could be used in the classroom to see how students’ days are going and to let students know that sometimes we all have bad days. The teacher could have the students write about a time where they had a day like Alexander and how they think they would want to be helped if they were having a bad day.

Reading Level & Leveling System:

Accelerated Reader

3.7; Third Grade Seven Month

Book Rating:

I would rate this book a 2 because it shows how everybody has a bad day from time to time and we just have to get through it.

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review 2017-03-31 20:28
Fancy Nancy
Fancy Nancy - Jane O'Connor,Robin Preiss Glasser

Fancy Nancy is my favorite series for lower elementary grades. It tells the adventures of a young girl and it is an easy read. The students could read the story and do a lesson on adjectives. Also, the students could have a lesson on character analysis considering Nancy is a very interesting character. This story is also a good introduction to synonyms because there are many words in this book that may be new to most students. The class could explore these words and what they mean as well as create a chart to draw connections to similar words.


Lexile Level: 420L

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review 2016-11-02 01:03
Fancy Nancy - Jane O'Connor,Robin Preiss Glasser

I love this book, because it gives so many examples of synonyms to different words. I think that this book would be a wonderful book to read to a second grade classroom that us learning about synonyms. It teaches students that an object can have multiple words that mean the same thing. An activity that you could use along with this book could be to have students come up with other synonyms that they could think of for objects within the classroom. 

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review 2014-01-26 16:35
Krrrr... okodil! - Catherine Rayner

Even though I read this in Dutch, I will write the review in English. :)

I saw on the website of my library that this book is the Picture Book of 2014 and will be used for a lot of activities for little kids. So I just had to have it and immediately reserved it at my library.

Now that I have read it, I have to say, it was a wonderful book, but the ending was a bit... well anti-climatic and lame. I expected a bit more. Like a battle or them falling in love or something else, but not that. Maybe that our dear crocodile would have learned a lesson. So yeah, that is why it is a 4 star instead of 5.

Also not sure how it is for the English language books, but here it just got annoying that it mostly started with Krrrrr....okodil! Which also got a bit lame after 2 times.

But other than those things, well the illustrations were gorgeous, colourful and I really loved looking at time. Also that they used a lot of synonyms for words. Like one said he was mean, others said he was a bully and so on.

In short, I would really recommend this book to everyone! Read it. :)

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review 2013-12-06 00:00
Cassell's Modern Guide To Synonyms & Related Words
Cassell's Modern Guide To Synonyms & Rel... Cassell's Modern Guide To Synonyms & Related Words - S.I. Hayakawa One of the books on my writer's reference shelf is Cassell's Modern Guide To Synonyms & Related Words, which I bought in a secondhand used books store on the Kloveniersburgwal. I have several dictionaries, but you often need context. Cassell's book gives examples to distinguish between synonyms, so you learn the difference between sardonic and sarcastic.

I think, after reading many self-published dreck, that books like these should be mandatory reading for writers.
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