In Other Words

Looking for more resources to help your students with grammar and vocabulary development? Here are some of my favorite books for that:

Many Luscious Lollipops: A Book About Adjectives, by Ruth Heller

Many Luscious Lollipops: A Book About Adjectives, by Ruth Heller

You can learn more about Heller’s World of Language series here and by clicking on the books below.

A Cache of Jewels and Other Collective Nouns, by Ruth HellerKites Sail High: A Book About VerbsBehind the Mask: A Book about Prepositions, by Ruth Heller

 

I and You and Don’t Forget Who: What is a Pronoun? by Brian P. Cleary

I And You And Don't Forget Who: What Is a Pronoun?, by Brian P. Cleary

Brian P. Cleary also has a book series dedicated to helping students understand the English language. Check out his amazing interactive site here. You can learn more about Cleary’s Words are Categorical books (which are illustrated by Jenya Prosmitsky) here and here and by clicking on the covers below.

Pitch and Throw, Grasp and Know: What Is a Synonym?, by Brian P. ClearyDearly, Nearly, Insincerely: What Is An Adverb?, by Brian P. ClearyBut and For, Yet and Nor: What Is a Conjunction?, by Brian P. Cleary

 

Dear Deer: A Book of Homophones, written and illustrated by Gene Barretta

Dear Deer: A Book of Homophones, by Gene Barretta

 

If You Were an Adjective, written by Michael Dahl and illustrated by Sara Gray

If You Were an Adjective, by Michael Dahl

 

Punctuation Takes a Vacation, written by Robin Pulver and illustrated by Lynn Rowe Reed

Punctuation Takes a Vacation, by Robin Pulver

 

In a Pickle: And Other Funny Idioms, written by Marvin Terban and illustrated by Giulio Maestro

In a Pickle: And Other Funny Idioms, by Marvin Terban

 

Eats, Shoots & Leaves: Why, Commas Really Do Make a Difference! written by Lynne Truss and illustrated by Bonnie Timmons

Eats, Shoots & Leaves: Why, Commas Really Do Make a Difference! by Lynne Truss

online resources:

Word Structure (prefixes, suffixes, roots)

SpellingCity.com

MyVocababulary.com

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