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Grammar for the K-12 Student

 

Adjectives Conjunctions Prepositions
Adverbs Miscellaneous Punctuation
Antonyms Nouns Verbs

 

Adjectives

Bahan, Ben and Dannis, Joe. Signs For Me: Basic Sign Vocabulary for Children, Parents and Teachers. Presents the American Sign Language handshapes for verbs, adjectives, nouns, pronouns, numbers, and letters.
EMC Non-Fiction 419 B151s

 

Cleary, Brian P. Hairy, Scary, Ordinary: What is an Adjective?
Rhyming text and illustrations of comical cats present numerous examples of adjectives, from "hairy, scary, cool, and ordinary" to "tan and tall," "funny, frisky, smooth, and small."
EMC Non-Fiction 428.2 C623

 

Cleary, Brian P. Quirky, Jerky, Extra Perky: More about Adjectives.
An introduction to adjectives and how they help with descriptons.
EMC Non-Fiction 428.2 C623q

 

Dahl, Michael. If You Were An Adjective.
Includes bibliographical references and index. If you were an adjective, you could be spectacular, brilliant, dazzling, or daring. You could describe how something feels, sounds or behaves.
EMC Non-Fiction 428.2 D 131i

 

Heller, Ruth. Many Luscious Lollipops: A Book about Adjectives.
Brief text in rhyme and pictures introduce adjectives and their uses.
EMC Non-Fiction 428.2 C623

 

Maestro, Betsy & Giulio. On the Go: A Book of Adjectives.
Introduces adjectives through a picture tale depicting the adventures of two friends vacationing at the beach.
EMC-Picture Books Ma

 

McMillan, Bruce. Super, Super, Superwords.
Adjectives are used visually and grammatically to demonstrate the three degrees of comparison: positive, comparative, and superlative.
EMC Non-Fiction 428.1 M167s

 

Adverbs

Dahl, Michael. If You Were an Adverb.
Includes bibliographical references and index. If you were an adverb, you would often end in ly. You could tell people how things happen, how often things happen and when things happen.
EMC Non-Fiction 428.2 d131i

 

Heller, Ruth. Up, Up and Away: A Book about Adverbs.
Rhyming text and illustrations introduce adverbs and their uses.
EMC Non-Fiction 428.2 H477u

 

Antonyms

McMillan, Bruce. Here a Chick, There a Chick.
Photographs of baby chicks are used to illustrate such opposite concepts as inside/outside, asleep/awake, and alone/together.
EMC Non-Fiction 428.1 M167h

 

Conjunctions

Loewen, Nancy. If You Were a Conjunction.
A fun look at the use of conjunctions.
EMC-Non Fiction 428.2.L8

 

Miscellaneous

Davidson, Jessica. How to Improve Your Grammar.
Discusses correct usage, sentence structure, punctuation, and grammar. Includes practice exercises with an answer key.
EMC Non-Fiction 428.2 D252h

 

Leaf, Munro. Grammar can be Fun.
Illustrates the frequently misused words in grammar such as can and may or the lazy ones like ain't and gonna and wanna.
EMC Non-Fiction 425 L434g

 

Long, Ethan.  Up, Tall and High.
Through illustrations and simple text, birds demonstrate the meanings of the words up, tall, and high.
EMC-Picture Books Lo

 

Freudberg, Judy. Some, More, Most
Colorful characters are used to illustrate concept of comparison in language.
EMC- Picture Books Fr

 

Nouns

Bahan, Ben and Dannis Joe. Signs for Me: Basic Sign Vocabulary for Children Parents and Teachers. Presents the American Sign Language handshapes for verbs, adjectives, nouns, pronouns, numbers, and letters.
EMC Non-Fiction 419 B151s

 

Cleary, Brian P. A Lime, a Mime, a Pool of Slime: More about Nouns.
An introduction to nouns using humor.
EMC-Non Fiction 428.1 C623l

 

Cleary, Brian P. A Mink, a Fink, a Skating Rink: What is a Noun?
Rhyming text and illustrations of comical cats present numerous examples of nouns, from "gown" and "crown" to "boat", "coat", and "clown."
EMC-Non Fiction 428.2 C623m

 

Dahl, Michael. If You Were a Noun.
If you were a noun, you would be a person, place or thing. You could answer the questions who, when and where. You could be singular or plural.
EMC-Non Fiction 428.1 D131i

 

Heller, Ruth. Cache of Jewels and other Collective Nouns.
Rhyming text and illustrations introduce a variety of collective nouns such as a "drift of swans" and a "clutch of eggs."
EMC Non-Fiction 428.1 H477c

 

Heller, Ruth. Merry-Go-Round: a Book of Nouns.
Rhyming text and illustrations present explanations of the various types of nouns and rules for their usage.
EMC-Non Fiction 415 H477m

 

Koch, Michelle. Just One More.
Labeled pairs of illustrations explore the plural forms of irregular nouns such as child/children, goose/geese, and leaf/leaves.
EMC-Non Fiction 428.1 K76j

 

Pulver, Robin. Nouns and Verbs Have a Field Day.
When the children in Mr. Wright's class have a field day, nouns and verbs in the classroom make their own fun.
EMC-Picture Books Pu

 

Prepositions

Cleary, Brian P. Under, Over, and by the Clover: What is a Preposition?
EMC Non-Fiction 428.2 C623u

 

Punctuation

Petty, Kate. The Perfect Pop-Up Punctuation Book.
A lift-the-flap book.
EMC-Non Fiction 428.2.P512p

 

Pulver, Robin. Punctuation Takes a Vacation.
When all the punctuation marks in Mr. Wright's class decide to take a vacation, the students discover just how difficult life can be without them.
EMC-Non Fiction 428.2.P983p 2003

 

Rosenthal, Amy Krouse.  Exclamation Mark.
A punctuation mark feels bad that he doesn't fit in with the others until a friend reveals the possibilities that exist when differences are accepted.
EMC-Picture Books Ro


Truss, Lynn. Eats Shoots and Leaves: Why Commas Really Do Make a Difference.
See how using (or not using) a comma can change the meaning of a sentence.
EMC Non-Fiction 428.2 T873e

 

Truss, Lynn. The Girl’s Like Spaghetti: Why, You Can’t Manage Without Apostrophes!
See how using (or not using) an apostrophe can change the meaning of a sentence.
EMC Non-Fiction 428.2 T873g

 

Verbs

Bahan, Ben and Dannis Joe. Signs for Me: Basic Sign Vocabulary for Children, Parents and Teachers. Presents the American Sign Language handshapes for verbs, adjectives, nouns, pronouns, numbers, and letters.
EMC Non-Fiction 419 B151s

 

Cleary, Brian P. To Root, to Toot, to Parachute: What is a Verb?
Rhyming text and illustrations of comical cats present numerous examples of verbs, from "toss and tumble," "jump and jam," to "whine and whisper," "sleep and slam."
EMC Non-Fiction 428.2 C623t

 

Dahl, Michael. If You Were a Verb.
If you were a verb, you would add an action or condition to every sentence. Your could run, soar, swoop or feel. You could be helping verb or a linking verb.
EMC Non-Fiction 428.1 D131i

 

Maestro, Betsy and Giulio. Busy Day: a Book of Action Words.
Activities surrounding a day at the circus illustrate such action words as pulling, marching, waving, laughing, and washing.
EMC-Picture Books Ma

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