The book “Miss Alaineus: A Vocabulary Disaster,” by Debra Frasier, is about a girl named Sage who misunderstands one of her weekly vocabulary words. This mistake turns into a “vocabulary disaster.” Luckily, Sage ends up turning an embarrassing situation into an amazing win.
The best part of the book was when Sage ever so confidently said her definition for her word “miscellaneous” incorrectly. Another exciting moment was when she won an award for The Most Original Use of a Word in the 10th Annual Vocabulary Parade.
The illustrations in “Miss Alaineus: A Vocabulary Disaster” were surprisingly good for using the collage method of creating illustrations with scissors, paper, and glue. Her collage style makes the pictures pop out of the book.
This book is a great read aloud for kindergarten through third grade, but an amazing pick up and read book for fourth and fifth graders. If students are interested in reading an exciting story about a misunderstanding, “Miss Alaineus: A Vocabulary Disaster” is the one for them.
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