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Here is a follow-up to the ever-popular Lunch Money, with all the clever exuberance and child's-eye view that made the first book an IRA-CBC Children's Choice and reviewers say, "This collection . . . belongs in every classroom." Late to school? Tell the story of all the daring deeds that delayed you. Got a science project? Make your brother disappear. From dreaded oral reHere is a follow-up to the ever-popular Lunch Money, with all the clever exuberance and child's-eye view that made the first book an IRA-CBC Children's Choice and reviewers say, "This collection . . . belongs in every classroom." Late to school? Tell the story of all the daring deeds that delayed you. Got a science project? Make your brother disappear. From dreaded oral reports and cranky bandleaders to broken friendships and frantic fund-raisers, these twenty-two poems offer humor, surprise, and a knowing slant on the changing moods of a school day. Paul Meisel illustrates the mischief and mayhem with lively energy....

Title : Almost Late for School: And More School Poems
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ISBN : 9780525457435
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 32 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Almost Late for School: And More School Poems Reviews

  • Eleni Trull
    2019-02-13 12:59

    I read Almost Late for School: And More School Poems for a poetry project and absolutely loved it! It is great for introducing students to the genre of poetry because it has different types of poems and poetry characteristics. Some of the types of poems the book includes are concrete poems and narrative poems. You can also teach students different characteristics of poetry like stanzas and rhyme through this book. I also love how this book focuses solely on school and the different school experiences. It doesn't just talk about subjects of school either, there are poems about friendship, recess, science fairs, and show and tell. My only criticism is that I wish that there was a main storyline. None of the poems are connected to each other and I think it would be cool if there was a main character that experienced all the stuff that each poem covered.

  • Morgan Carlson
    2019-02-17 05:05

    Almost late to school is a series of rhymes that relate to a child's school day. It starts with the first day of school and goes through days that you can be late, you do word problems or a science project, you play basketball or do a fundraiser, and then finally ends with what you do after school. Each rhyme relates to what kids go through and think of when they go to school.The bright colors of this book is a great characteristic that attracts the younger readers, which is this book's target audience. The curving edges throughout the illustrations like on the characters and settings throughout the book give the book it's natural and relatable feel. Because this book uses a cartoon style of illustrating, it adds to how simple and straightforward the messages of the poems are. This book doesn't talk down to children, it speaks in a way that is straightforward and doesn't care what the children think at all. The rhyming in this book is not predictable which relates to the sound element of poetry. The poems tell a story in each one which provides language that provides clear images to the reader. These poems do exactly what the insight element explains and it points out things that the reader may not have realized or overlooked. It makes the reader say, "yes that happens to me all the time" which also adds to the book's relevance. This book has a poem for every circumstance a child will go through when going to school.

  • Lindsay Wallace
    2019-02-05 06:29

    I absolutely loved Carol Shields collection of 22 poems centered around the happenings of a school day! They were cute and clever, and extremely relatable to both the student and the teacher. Students and teachers alike will get a kick out of the poems, and find them to be actually very true to life. The illustrations, done by Paul Meisel are wonderful and tie in nicely with the poems; together, they really bring the point and intention of the poems across. This would be an excellent book to use during a unit on poetry. There are many different forms of poetry within the pages of the book, so teachers can use this book throughout many of the lessons. Students would have fun creating school poems of their very own, or recreating some of the poetry in the book. I would definitely recommend this book to any student, teacher, or adult looking for a laugh.

  • Lauren
    2019-02-17 10:12

    This book is a fun one to use at random times throughout the day. It is full of funny poems that students will relate to. Some are about running late and others are about school lunches. It would be a fun way to calm students down after recess or at the end of the day. This is a good resource to have for a poetry jam. The book seemed to be more childlike and would appeal to younger students who need to memorize poetry. It would be a nice book to have for students to have when they need something to look at in a group. There are many styles of poetry in the book; two voices, shapes, and free verse. It would introduce poetry in a fun way.

  • Whitney
    2019-02-12 08:03

    I very much enjoyed the collection of poems in Almost Late to School by Carol Shields. She does an excellent job describing a traditional school day through poetry. Further, the I feel like I am able to relate to the poems both as a student and as an almost-teacher. I also appreciated how the poems included in this book were written in a variety of different forms. The illustrations illustrated the poems wonderfully. I would love to have this book in my class, read to my students from it, and even share it with them as an example of excellent poetry.

  • Alexa David
    2019-01-24 07:14

    Almost Late to School is a poetry book about school. It included a variety of different types of poems as well as subjects. There are poems on recess, math, science fair projects, school plays, lunch, etc. I enjoyed reading this collections of poems and could see it being extremely popular in the classroom. It provides great examples of how poems can be written and the students would easily be able to relate to the topics. This book would also be beneficial to have in your classroom library because it can appeal to all students.

  • Janet Squires
    2019-02-13 05:28

    From the talented Carol Diggory Shields, a collection of poems that explore life in an elementary school with hysterical results. The title is taken from one of the poems in the book in which a student concocts wildly imaginative excuses for being late, only to discover a surprise when he comes face-to-face with his teacher. From a kindergartner's first-day jitters to the inevitable jealousies that plague young scholars, Shields is spot on with characterizations.Meisel's bright, energetic, cartoon-style illustrations are a perfect pairing with the verses.

  • Amber McMinn
    2019-01-22 06:11

    The boy is the author of the book and at first he talks about everything he sees in the school and classroom. Then the next day he is on his way to school and has to stop and do things for people, which makes him late. He talks about what he thinks will happen when he gives his oral report in front of the class. This is a good book to read to kindergarteners and first graders on their first day of school.

  • Paige Lofton
    2019-02-10 07:29

    This book was great and I'm even someone who isn't a big fan of poetry. The way that the author wrote the poems was funny and engaging. Getting to see a glimpse of what school life is like through poems was very entertaining. The illustrations were fantastic as well and the detail and color made them very enjoyable to look at.

  • Emily
    2019-02-11 08:13

    This book is so fun, and fun to read because of the rhyming. It is also a great book for school because each poem is based on being at school, which really relates to the students. Because there are multiple poems, it gives several different students the chance to read one of the poems.

  • Andrea
    2019-01-28 10:08

    Fun book to read out loud! Contains several different poems about a kid's struggles in school. Unconventional poem book that is great for boys or girls.

  • Monae
    2019-01-20 06:03

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  • Amber Pound
    2019-02-06 12:11

    Cute poem collection for all ages. Silly and funny poems about things kids go through at school.

  • Anderson
    2019-01-24 06:25

    I LOVE this book because it has all kinds of poems and all of them are very funny. If you like funny school books or poems book it would be a wonderful book for you. I would recomend you this book.

  • Nick Cherry
    2019-01-24 07:01

    I really liked the illustrations in this book. This book would go great for a poetry lesson in the classroom.

  • Leonel Martinez
    2019-01-21 11:01

    have fun..