Teach Us, Amelia Bedelia (I Can Read Books Series: A Level 2 Book)

Teach Us, Amelia Bedelia (I Can Read Books Series: A Level 2 Book)


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Learn to read with the classic Amelia Bedelia!

When Mr. Carter mistakes the lovable, literal-minded Amelia Bedelia for the new teacher, class will never be the same again! This Level 2 I Can Read is perfect for kids who read on their own but still need a little help.

"No child can resist Amelia [Bedelia] and her literal trips through the minefield of the English language—and no adult can fail to notice that she's usually right when she's wrong."—The New York Times Book Review

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060511142
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 06/29/2004
Series: I Can Read Book 2 Series
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 59,380
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.19(d)
Lexile: 100L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Peggy Parish was born and grew up in Manning, South Carolina. Before moving to New York City, she taught school in the Panhandle country and in coal-mining areas. Her first job in New York City was with the Girl Scouts, and she now teaches the third grade at the Dalton School in Manhattan. Miss Parish is the author of several other books for children, including the popular Let's Be Indians.

Lynn Sweat has illustrated many Amelia Bedelia books, including Go West, Amelia Bedelia! He and his wife live in Connecticut.

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Teach Us, Amelia Bedelia
Teach Us, Amelia Bedelia
. Copyright (c) by Peggy Parish . Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.

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Teach Us, Amelia Bedelia (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
elainevbernal on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Teach Us, Amelia Bedelia is a hilarious story about the literal-thinking maid taking on a substitute teaching role. Amelia's literal interpretation of the regular teacher's instructions takes the students on an extraordinary school experience. For example the regular teacher left a math problem involving the subtraction of certain amounts of apples. Amelia takes the problem literally - she takes the school children to the home where she works as a maid, gathers apples for all the children and tells the children to take away apples from each other. This humorous, short story is perfect for children ages 6-10. It can be used to help children understand what can happen when there is a substitute teacher - misinterpretation of the regular teacher's instructions, the possibility of having an exciting school day, and simply a humorous take on what can happen in a classroom environment. In addition, the concept of taking things literally can be easily related to children as developmentally, children at a young age usually interpret things literally.
hnebeker on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I love all of the silly situations Amelia Bedelia gets herself into. my favorite is the one where she bakes a sponge cake using an actual sponge. I also think this series is a great way to teach children about basic safety while having a good laugh.
sweetiegherkin on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
When a misunderstanding with the principal leaves Amelia Bedelia as the substitute teacher for the day, lessons aren¿t quite the same! As usual, Amelia misunderstands the list given to her by taking it too literally. But taffy apples make everything all right in the end, and the children beg to have Amelia teach them again. Young readers will delight in the humor of Amelia¿s misunderstandings, particularly in this book that deals with a subject they know so well ¿ elementary school procedures.
sbuckner on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Amelia Bedelia is a humorous and creative book. It is good for teachers to have in their personal library, because children of ages 3-5 grade enjoy it. It envolves the children and helps them to relate to simple life experiences in a funny way. It's easy read, yet is longer then most easy read books. I would definitely recommend this book to any teacher.
arinehalinfield.edu on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
silly book full of plays on words. could be a great warm up activity to put phrase on board and ask the kids to illustrate what they think amelia bedelia would turn the phrase into.
hebeaton on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was one of my favorite books as a child and after recently reading it- it still is! Amelia acts as a substitute teacher for the day and she does everything on the list that the teacher leaves for her- literally! She is very funny and students will enjoy reading about the crazy things Amelia does.
jhill06 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Genre: FantasyCritique: This is a good example of Fantasy because while the setting is realalistic, the situations that take place would probably never be allowed to happen. For example, Amelia would never be allowed to take the kids to her house without getting caught.
lleighton05 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Critique on Genre: This is a good example of a fantasy because many of the events would not take place in this world. So although it is technically possible that the story could take place, most people do not take things as literal as she does such as "calling roll" or "planting bulbs." Like instead of planting onion bulbs, she has them plant light bulbs. So therefore the story occurs on earth, but Amelia's literal take on everything is unrealistic. Critique on Character: Amelia Bedelia is a round character because we learn about her perspective on things. We learn most about her through her actions. For example, we learn that she takes everything literally. We also learn about her through her conversations with the other characters, such as the students, and the principal. Media: Colored pencil
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love2educate More than 1 year ago
My little one loves these books. She does state though that they get boring becasue they are so repetative. This is definately not educational material.