Snowboarding Similes and Metaphors

Snowboarding Similes and Metaphors

by Gail Herman
     
 

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TV sportscaster Buzz Star is back again! In each book, Buzz teams up with a kid reporter to cover the plays while sharing tips on using specific writing tools. Lively narratives amuse and engage while educating about essential language arts topics. Featuring memorable personalities and exciting sports action, these books will earn high scores from young readers!

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TV sportscaster Buzz Star is back again! In each book, Buzz teams up with a kid reporter to cover the plays while sharing tips on using specific writing tools. Lively narratives amuse and engage while educating about essential language arts topics. Featuring memorable personalities and exciting sports action, these books will earn high scores from young readers!

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 2–5—It's not easy making grammar appealing to young readers. Accomplishing that goal in two of these three titles is therefore something to praise. Teaching various grammar rules using a sports connection is the premise and it works fairly well with punctuation (Pedaling) and similes and metaphors (Snowboarding). But trying to teach writing rules in 32 pages using a swim meet falls flat. The prewriting steps especially require more explanation. The planning/brainstorming step and creating a word web are not described or defined satisfactorily, and the rewriting and editing process is not well illustrated. The colorful, action-filled drawings help to convey ideas and keep things lively in all three titles, but they work best in Snowboarding. Clever names are used in all three books, such as Tour de Chance for the bike race and kids' names like Sue Z. Kew, Rex Less, Nancy Legstrong, and swimmers Clora Eene and Francie Finn. Children should like that humor. If your library could use updated grammar guides for young readers, those on punctuation and simile and metaphors are serviceable additions. Better choices include Lynne Truss's Twenty-Odd Ducks (Putnam, 2008), Norton Juster's As: A Surfeit of Similes (HarperCollins, 1989), Sue Young's Writing with Style (Scholastic, 1997), and Sandy Asher's Where Do You Get Your Ideas? (Walker, 1987).—Kate Kohlbeck, Randall School, Waukesha, WI

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781433919459
Publisher:
Gareth Stevens Publishing
Publication date:
07/01/2009
Series:
Grammar All-Stars: Writing Tools Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
600L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 9 Years

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