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More about Synonyms

From the Series Words Are CATegorical ®

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 5
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

Have fun learning about language!

One book is never enough to explore the wide range of synonyms! In this follow up to Pitch and Throw, Grasp and Know, the crazy and zany cats deliver loads of additional examples to illustrate the power of synonyms to make writing superb or terrific. Brian P. Cleary’s playful, rollicking verse and Brian Gable’s comical cats or felines turn traditional grammar lessons on end. Each pair or group of synonyms is printed in color for easy and simple identification. Read this book aloud and share the delight of the sense—and nonsense—of words.

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Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
Category 5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Traditional Nonfiction
Copyright 2008
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2008-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 3.5
Reading Counts! Points 1.0
Text Type Poetry
BISACS JNF029000, JNF029020
Dewey 428.1
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7 x 9
Lexile 620
Guided Reading Level O
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Original artwork, Reviewed, and Teaching Guides

Author: Brian P. Cleary

Brian P. Cleary is an American humorist, poet, and author. He is best known for his books written for grade-school children that explore grammar, math and poetry in humorous ways. In his role in the digital division of American Greetings, he's put words in the mouths of Dolly Parton, Christina Aguilera, William Shatner, Meghan Trainor and more. The multi-million selling author has performed poetry workshops in 500 elementary schools across the county. He lives in Cleveland, Ohio.

Illustrator: Brian Gable

Brian Gable is the illustrator of many of the best-selling Words Are CATegorical® books, as well as the Math Is CATegorical® series. Mr. Gable lives in Toronto, Canada.

Lerner eSource™ offers free digital teaching and learning resources, including Common Core State Standards (CCSS) teaching guides. These guides, created by classroom teachers, offer short lessons and writing exercises that give students specific instruction and practice using Common Core skills and strategies. Lerner eSource also provides additional resources including online activities, downloadable/printable graphic organizers, and additional educational materials that would also support Common Core instruction. Download, share, pin, print, and save as many of these free resources as you like!

Words Are CATegorical ®

The best-selling Words Are CATegorical® series introduces young readers to different types of words through rhyming verse and illustrations of comical cartoon cats. Offering a lighthearted perspective, each title shows readers the fun and entertaining world of language. View available downloads →

Reviews

Booklist

“Kids will chuckle as they read at home and in writing classes, however difficult or demanding the scenarios. With all the slapstick fun, the pages show and tell about shades of meaning and the importance of choosing just the right word.”
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Kirkus Reviews

“The multicolored synonyms easily stand out from the black text, while the illustrations provide the context clues readers need to discern their meanings. Gable’s cast of cats will capture readers’ attention as they zanily exemplify the synonyms. . . It’s no wonder that teachers turn to this series – it’s learning disguised as entertainment.”
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