Miss Pell Never Misspells

Miss Pell Never Misspells

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by Steve Martin
     
 

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Follow up book to the extremely successful 30 DAYS HAS SEPTEMBER: COOL WAYS TO REMEMBER STUFF. More cool ways to remember stuff! From acronyms to rhyming lists, this book makes remembering facts a breeze. Full of spelling, punctuation, and grammar memory tips, ways to improve vocabulary, geography hints, and much more!

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Follow up book to the extremely successful 30 DAYS HAS SEPTEMBER: COOL WAYS TO REMEMBER STUFF. More cool ways to remember stuff! From acronyms to rhyming lists, this book makes remembering facts a breeze. Full of spelling, punctuation, and grammar memory tips, ways to improve vocabulary, geography hints, and much more!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Claudia Mills
Those pesky fractions: which part is the numerator and which the denominator? Why, the numerator is up, and denominator is down. How do you get a grip on Celsius temperatures? "30 is hot, 20 is nice, 10 is chilly, 0 is ice." This book offers a dizzying arraying of mnemonic devices for remembering everything from tricky word spellings ("orangutan"— think: u turn orange when u tan) to geography trivia (presenting a long story you can tell yourself to remember the capitals of all the countries in South America) to literature (a rhyming ditty that includes the titles of all of Shakespeare's plays). While some of the particular mnemonics provided may seem unlikely to be helpful or necessary (are we ever going to want to use the mnemonic ICE TEA to remember the six most common word suffixes: -Ize, -Cy, -Ery, -Tion, -Ent, and -Able?), the general principles underlying memory-aiding strategies (rhymes, acrostics, stories, grouping, linking, pictures, acronyms, word play) are laid out clearly. This helpful compendium of mnemonic techniques with its proliferation of supporting examples should stimulate the right kind of brainy reader to hours of nerdy fun. Reviewer: Claudia Mills, Ph.D.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545497381
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/2013
Sold by:
Scholastic, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,057,339
File size:
5 MB
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

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Hometown:
Beverly Hills, California
Date of Birth:
August 14, 1945
Place of Birth:
Waco, Texas
Education:
Long Beach State College; University of California, Los Angeles
Website:
http://www.stevemartin.com

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