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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A Month of Math

19. Pythagoras series by Julie Ellis

20. Sir Circumference series by Cindy Neuschwander

21. The Great Pyramids of Giza: Measuring Length, Area, Volume, and Angles by Janey Levy

 

22. Mummy Math: An Adventure in Geometry by Cindy Neuschwander

 

23.  The Greedy Triangle by Marilyn Burns

 

24. Pigs in the Pantry: Fun with Math and Cooking by Amy Axelrod

 

25.  On the Scale, A Weighty Tale by Brian P. Cleary

 

26.  A Very Improbable Story by Edward Einhorn

 

27. G is for Google: A Math Alphabet Book by David M. Schwartz

 

28. Marvelous Math: A Book of Poems by Lee Bennett Hopkins

 

and for good measure…

29. Math Curse by John Scieszka