Jake Learns All 8 Parts of Speech


Non-Fiction - Education
40 Pages
Reviewed on 11/10/2010
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Reviewed by Tammy G. for Readers' Favorite

As a teacher, I'm always on the lookout for books that teach or help teach concepts that are a little more challenging for a student to understand. So, I was excited to find "Jake Learns All 8 Parts of Speech".

This book is illustrated in all black and white drawings which is great! That way the child isn't distracted by colorful illustrations as he reads the book. Also, the illustrations are child friendly so the child is not afraid of certain pictures but can learn what is important....the parts of speech.

This book is in short chapter format headed by the days of the week. Monday begins with nouns as Ms. Shuff, the teacher, begins the language lesson with people, places and things. There are also illustrations with the children pointing to or showing "the things" that constitute a noun. For example, Billy bends over and touches his shoes. Shoes are a noun.

On page 22, Thursday, Ms. Shuff tells the class that a conjunction joins words or phrases in a sentence. And to remember the seven conjunctions by remembering the word FANBOYS:

F-for
A-and
N-nor
B-but
O-or
Y-yet
S-so

At the back of the book, pages 32-39 there are worksheets for the child to work on to make sure he understands the parts of speech. The answers are on page 40.

The visuals and the way the parts of speech are presented, in story form, make this an excellent tool for teachers and parents alike!
I plan to use this excellent book as a teaching tool and review source in the classroom.

This is a fantastic 5 star book for teachers or home school moms to use when teaching parts of speech. It is also a great book for adults to read and brush up on their grammar usage. One can never "be too learned."

Sharon Burke

This book has helped me help my children do homework. I love the story and how it teaches a lesson as well as tells a story. This is a great book to keep and use over and over.