Miss Alaineus: A Vocabulary Disaster

Miss Alaineus: A Vocabulary Disaster

by Debra Frasier

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Sage has misheard and misunderstood one of Mrs. Page's weekly vocabulary words. Her error leads to a humbling catastrophe: a momentous tragedy, in front of the entire class. Can Sage turn her vocabulary disaster: an event bringing great misfortune, into a triumph: a true success?
Anyone who has ever been daunted: discouraged or disheartened, by a mere word in the dictionary will cheer wildly: in a manner lacking all restraint, as Sage transforms embarrassment into victory in Debra Frasier's touching story of loving--and mistaking--our glorious language.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780152060534
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 06/22/2007
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 227,403
Product dimensions: 9.75(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.15(d)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About the Author

DEBRA FRASIER is the creator of Out of the Ocean and the bestselling classic On the Day You Were Born. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Miss Alaineus 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
BooksRockFE More than 1 year ago
This book is great to build vocabulary for those little ones that need extra words in their filing cabinets. I loved every bit of it. The kids got a kick out of it.
seah More than 1 year ago
I discovered this book when my second grader, an advanced reader, came home with this book on loan from her teacher. Immediately after returning the book, I went to Barnes & Noble to purchase our own copy. This book is an inventive, interesting way to introduce new vocabulary words. Also, it makes learning new vocabulary words fun. My 6th grader even enjoyed reading it with us one night. This book has become a staple of our reading library. It has longetivity in that we can, and will, re-read this book many, many times.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A few years ago this area was under siege by a sniper and all Halloween activities were suspended. To make up for that one of our very creative teachers came up with a better idea based on the book Miss Alaineus. Now every year the 3rd grade teachers get together and come up with a series of words (based on what we are writing about--mystery, fables, scary stories) that the children then turn into costumes. An example would be Discover--the costume being a cover with discs all over it. The students love it and have a great time brainstorming ideas for their costumes. One teacher wore a pair of dice--thus paradise! Enjoy
acguest1 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a fun book that incorporates vocabulary. Since most students are given some type of spelling assessment or vocabulary list, this is a book that students can relate to. The story is funny. The illustrations are just as entertaining.
Brooke28 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Sage wants to lean her vocabulary words but learns them in isolation.
missmichelle on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Genre: This book is an excellent example of a realistic fiction book becuase the reader gets a sense that this Vocabulary day and costume contest is actually happening in present day. This story also describes how Sage mistakes the word miscellaneous for Miss Alaineus and is taken on a journey through this situation all becuase she was sick Vocabulary day. The setting is also very realistic because it takes place in a fifth grade classroom in present day.
brandaman on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Very good, good ending
JanetB2 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Fun book with many print elements embedded within the story. A great read to kick off a vocabulary emphasis or lay the foundation for a word parade.
lmaddux on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
lesson- even though you are ridiculed not give up, make the best for every mistake, teach w/ this book w/ the word play
al04 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Miss Alaineus is a realistic ficion book because it takes place in a school setting with weekly voaculary words. The conflict of the girl not mixing up the definition of a word is a common mistake children make and many people will be able to relate to her. The character development of the main girl was very strong. She starts off sick in bed calling on her friends for help. As the story continues she recognizes her mistake, learns from it, and is able to educate the world on word miscellaneous.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
We love to find words with with double meanings (homonyms). This book is full of them. A teacher gives a labor intensive assignment to a sick student and the fun begins. Drudgery turns into unexpected embarrassment with a twist of surprise at the end. Highly recommend this book!