written by Trisha Shasken
illustrated by Sara Gray
As teachers, we can attest that teaching contractions can
very challenging ... but If You
Were a Contraction can help. With the same
illustrations as the other books in the series and lots of examples,
this is a solid basic introduction.
We are baffled that these books
aren't more well known because they really are great for
teaching! Booklist said,
"Vibrantly colored, full-page illustrations, and a whimsical layout
combine to offer children an accessible introduction to grammar."
Interest Level: Grade 1-3 Lexile Measure: 350L
Below are the first two spreads from inside the book--showing the illustration style and the Language Arts lesson.
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You may also want to check out other books in the Word Fun series. It's a very consistently good series. The books are pretty packed, so we tend to divide a read aloud over several days (so as to avoid information overload). Teachers will find this series helpful! Click the link above or book covers below for details.