MISS ALAINEUS, A VOCABULARY DISASTER

Miss Alaineus: A Vocabulary Disaster
SELECTED AWARDS
International Reading Association Children’s Choice Award
International Reading Association Teacher’s Choice Award
Oprah’s Summer Reading List Selection

It’s Vocabulary Parade Month! Loads of costume ideas here.

Mistaking the word
“miscellaneous”
leads to a classroom
catastrophe—
vocabulary hilarity!
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Pet Story
Workshop
Vocabulary
Parades
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Writing Workshop, and a Play
Alphabet Fair
Word Carnival
A Water
Play
Outdoor
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Miss Alaineus Book Event

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ABOUT THE BOOK

“This is one of the funniest books I have ever read. It's clearly meant for schools, but everyone can enjoy it.”

– J.M. Waldman, Amazon review

 

 

Paper Bag Word Bird Parades

 

 

 

“I have recommended the book to many elementary teachers who have done some wonderful activities with it. A great read aloud as well!”

– “Book lover,” Pasadena, CA,
Amazon Review

“My students had a blast reading this book. We also had a vocabulary parade of our own. They loved it!”

– 5th grade Reading Teacher, TN, Amazon Review

 

Miss Alaineus illustration I was tenth, and when Mrs. Page called out my word, I spelled: “Capital M-I-S-S,
capital A-L-A-I-N-E-U-S,“
and added, “the woman on green spaghetti boxes whose hair is the color of uncooked pasta and turns into spaghetti at the ends.“
There was a moment
of silence in the room...
Miss Alaineus, A Vocabulary Disaster is
a hilarious romp through the usually
not-so-funny world of vocabulary.
Sage misses school due to a cold and
from there the misunderstanding begins.
But “miscellaneous” is finally revealed
for the word it truly is, and Sage manages
to redeem herself in a marvelous and inspiring creative leap.
Miss Alaineus book jacket
Miss Alaineus illustration

To my astonishment: great shock
and amazement,
I won a gold
trophy for The Most Original Use
of a Word in the Tenth Annual Vocabulary Parade.


So this time Mom was right.
There was gold in this mistake.
And next year I think
I'm going to be...