Monday, July 19, 2010

But and For, Yet and Nor: What Is a Conjunction?

The Words are Categorical series now allows readers to learn about conjunctions through funny, rhyming text!

Cleary, Brian P.
But and For, Yet and Nor: What is a Conjunction?
March 2010.
Lerner Books.
Review copy provided courtesy of publisher.

In this latest in the "Words are CATegorical" series, Brian P. Cleary helps children learn that conjunctions are words that join together sentences, phrases, or words. I always understood to be that conjunctions would take the place of a punctuation mark to join two sentences together, and this idea is reiterated in But and For, Yet and Nor: What is a Conjunction?.

The book is wonderfully funny, as the illustrations are humorous and the text rhyming. Children will enjoy this title just as much as all the others in the series, making it a huge success when trying to help children learn about different parts of speech. I think this book would be most appropriate for 3rd-5th graders, but could also probably be used with some 2nd graders!

Learning/Reading Activity:
  • Download the Conjunction worksheet found here. Test your child's understanding and comprehension of But and For, Yet and Nor: What is a Conjunction? by having him/her complete this worksheet and then go over it together!

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