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Shrek? Earwax-flavored jelly beans? Poems about meatballs? Who on earth would use all these to explain the rules of grammar? Must be Patricia T. O'Conner!Just like Woe Is I, her national bestseller for adults, the junior version uses conversational language and witty, entertaining examples to show how fun and easy it can be to use good English. It's a humorous reference boShrek? Earwax-flavored jelly beans? Poems about meatballs? Who on earth would use all these to explain the rules of grammar? Must be Patricia T. O'Conner!Just like Woe Is I, her national bestseller for adults, the junior version uses conversational language and witty, entertaining examples to show how fun and easy it can be to use good English. It's a humorous reference book you'll actually enjoy pulling off the shelf.Like a humorous Strunk and White for 4th through 8th graders, this is destined to become a must-have for every English classroom and student....

Title : Woe Is I JR.: The Younger Grammarphobe's Guide to Better English in Plain English
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ISBN : 9780399243318
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 176 Pages
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Woe Is I JR.: The Younger Grammarphobe's Guide to Better English in Plain English Reviews

  • Wendee
    2019-03-17 05:19

    This is a fantastic read-aloud, especially to kids who have "grammar-phobia." It makes grammar funny and understandable, and makes the rules easier to remember. I have been reading snippets about plurals during breakfast and we all end up laughing because the examples are so hilarious.Here's a sampling: "Plural means more than one. Without plural words, we'd have to talk about one thing at a time. You couldn't eat a bag of peanuts, you'd have to eat peanut after peanut after peanut. But language is very handy..."When you've got ants in your pants, Or cheeses from France,Or grouches on couches,Or scratches and ouches,Or pigs wearing pearls,Why, then you've got plurals!"This book even has funny comics! There's a section called "Action Figures" all about verbs; and a chapter titled "Tales from the Crypt: Cliches that won't Die" which includes a discussion about similes and metaphors.Fun book. Don't miss it--especially if you are teaching grammar to any kid, or even if you know (or are) an adult grammar-phobe.

  • Tracy Shirley Cooper
    2019-03-01 04:06

    Looking for some "fun" support for making flipped videos for my class, but most of this is really too low for our freshman or doesn't apply to the standards covered in the common core for this grade level. On to the grow-up version.

  • Suzanne Dix
    2019-03-03 04:13

    I can not think of one single kid who would read this cover to cover though I found it tremendously fun and punny. Granted I'm a writing teacher and library nerd. I did however find many new ways to teach grammatical concepts to my middle schoolers.

  • Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book*
    2019-02-28 00:58

    O'Conner, Patricia T. Woe is I Jr.: The Younger Grammarphobe's Guide to Better English, 145 p. G.P. Putnam's (Penguin), 2008. Woe is I Jr. is a simple, lovely and very funny look at the crazy rules of the English language. A well-written index makes the text easy to use. I shared this with one of our English teachers and she wants her own copy so that she can use it to enhance her own teaching of the material. She would really love to have overheads or a CD version of the book to make it useful for all of her students. Show this one to your English teachers immediately. You may end up buying a couple of classroom sets! MS - ESSENTIALhttp://kissthebook.blogspot.com/2008/...

  • Brandy
    2019-02-28 04:06

    A light, almost cursory look at grammar, covering plurals, pronouns, contractions, and other commonly-misused parts of speech. The writing is lively, with examples using doggerel and recognizable characters (Harry Potter, the Baudelaires, and the Simpsons all make appearances). I’ve read stronger guides (for real, I have) covering topics in more depth, but for kids just coming out of elementary school, this isn’t bad. Not great, as it is very rushed, but it isn't bad.

  • Sybelle van Erven
    2019-03-12 02:01

    I started reading the original WOe is I (and it is still on my nightstand) , but since I needed to help my son with some grammar I read this one with him. It is really a fun way to review grammar and be reminded of the many mistakes many people make. or, in the case of my son, it is good as a crash course too, I think. Quite a feat to present grammar (and some spelling and punctuation too) in a humorous way!

  • Amanda
    2019-02-27 07:11

    So far not that impressed with this book. I thought it was going to be more about rules and how to recognize them (similar to Eats, Shoots and Leaves, I guess). I'm not too far into it, though, so I'll see how it goes.Took it back without finishing. Ran out of time and didn't get a good enough vibe from it to keep me reading. Seemed more interested in not sounding pretentious. Hopefully it covered why being grammatically correct makes communication meaningful.

  • Tracie
    2019-02-28 04:18

    As a grammar review I found this book to be on target. It was enough information without being overwhelming and the author tried to make the examples fun, memorable and interesting by referring to well-known book/movie/tv characters. I can't imagine kids reading this without prompting, but I think it would be entertaining enough to hold the interest of those who must.

  • JennE
    2019-03-09 03:21

    A great how-to guide for young writers, teachers of grammar and anyone wanting to speak correctly. The tips and tricks of proper grammar usage are relevant to kid's situations.. but also helpful to me as an adult. When to use was and were? Etc... I am going to buy the adult version as well!

  • Megan
    2019-02-28 08:02

    Humor and examples from current pop culture makes the grammar lessons as interesting as grammar can be, and there were a few cute poems and cartoons I plan to use this year with my class. Sadly, the students who most need this book are the least likely to read it!

  • Sue (booknbeachbag)
    2019-03-12 05:12

    There was an editing error in this book which I found really disturbing. After all, it's a grammar book.On page 99, they wrote that usually a goes before a vowel or soft sound, and an goes before a consenant or hard sound. Hmmm....

  • Dolly
    2019-03-21 04:01

    This is an informative and humorous grammar book for older children.interesting quote:"Contrary to popular opinion, grammar isn't gruesome. Neither is it ghastly or gross or grim. Actually, grammar isn't growly in the least." (p. xv)

  • Darya Kowalski
    2019-03-05 01:03

    This book is great for anyone, young or old, who needs a refresher in grammar or who hasn't learned some of the fundamentals, without all the pain. It's very useful and easy to grasp. Highly recommend it.

  • Wendy
    2019-02-27 07:17

    Okay, school is back in session. I have to have some sort of Young Adult book to read during Silent Reading time. This is on the mystery of grammar, but is really not bad. There is an adult version too. I might read that next...MIGHT!

  • Cathy
    2019-03-04 06:20

    Read enough. Good for a 10 yr old. I'll have to scan the adult one

  • Stasha
    2019-03-27 00:57

    This is a great book of basic rules. The early part of the book drags, but the rules are accurate and the poems make it interesting to follow.

  • Laura
    2019-03-06 08:18

    Cute examples will help younger readers/students understand the intricacies of English grammar. Recommend even though I disagree about comma usage.

  • Ruth Ann
    2019-02-24 08:04

    The text really is written in plain English, making the finer points of grammar very accessible. contains witty examples and entertaining illustrations . . . making grammar FUN!

  • Manan
    2019-03-04 07:05

    A guide to speak proper english in a funny way and this book explains clearly.

  • Vj
    2019-03-07 03:59

    Entertaining, but I can't imagine many middle school kids picking it up.

  • Allanna
    2019-03-05 06:15

    A good mix of grammar rules and pop-culture references (some of which made me snicker quite a bit).

  • Adrienne
    2019-02-28 04:15

    Harder book to read because it's not told in the form of a story. More of a guide.

  • Meghan
    2019-03-14 08:02

    What a clever grammar book! It wasn't for the age group I am working with, but I took away some clever ways to explain certain rules.

  • Rachel Walker
    2019-03-16 08:00

    a lot of information in a small book and it simplize things I learned in school that I didn't fully understand. wroth it to read, when it comes to knowing english.

  • Ivana Olson
    2019-03-02 05:19

    This is an excellent book for anyone, regardless of literacy level, to get a better grasp on English grammar and why our words fit together the way they do.