Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Miss Alaineus: A Vocabulary Disaster

Title: Miss Alaineus: A Vocabulary Disaster
Author / Illustrator: Debra Frasier
Publisher / Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt / 2007
Genre: Fiction, Picture Book
Themes: Vocabulary, 5th Grade, School
Summary: Sage is a 5th grader who mistakenly spells miscellaneous "Miss Alaineus." At first she is embarrassed but quickly learns from her mistake. 
Curriculum Connections: Grades 4-5 Language Arts: Vocabulary 
Notes: This book is full of miscellaneous vocabulary and definitions (no pun intended!). While the text and story line may be a bit long and tedious at times, it is valuable for teaching vocabulary in an informal way.

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