The Spelling Bee Before Recess

The Spelling Bee Before Recess

Deborah Lee Rose Carey Armstrong-Ellis / Feb 23, 2020
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  • Title: The Spelling Bee Before Recess
  • Author: Deborah Lee Rose Carey Armstrong-Ellis
  • ISBN: 9781419708473
  • Page: 483
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The students were squirmingbut none made a sound,as the spelling bee enteredits championship round xml namespace prefix o ns urn schemas microsoft com office office It s right before recess, and the annual school spelling bee is down to just three spellers Cornelius the Genius, Smart Ruby, and The Slugger, who never strikes out Round after round, thThe students were squirmingbut none made a sound,as the spelling bee enteredits championship round xml namespace prefix o ns urn schemas microsoft com office office It s right before recess, and the annual school spelling bee is down to just three spellers Cornelius the Genius, Smart Ruby, and The Slugger, who never strikes out Round after round, the words whizz at them, but with one minute left until recess, there s still no winner Who will triumph It all comes down to one final word, and a curveball that no one sees coming Deborah Lee Rose s clever rhyming text packs a laugh out loud wallop with words that young readers will enjoy spelling and reading aloud again and again Fun and whimsical illustrations by Carey F Armstrong Ellis provide the perfect balance of humor and suspense as readers find out whether The Slugger will hit a grand slam or finally strike out The book includes three spelling lists that can be used for spelling bees at home, in school, at the library, or for community events An author s note describes why and how words were chosen.Praise for The Spelling Bee Before Recess I enjoyed and laughed my way through this epic spelling bee story USA Today Cute characters, lively rhymes, ample word lists and a good level of dramatic tension bolster the clear message that to succeed, you must understand the meaning of words not just memorize spellings and the key to that is reading San Francisco Chronicle Colorful, expressive illustrations support the excitement and anticipation created through the text This story will fill a need in school libraries for books about spelling, vocabulary, sportsmanship, and school community building School Library Journal The book s potentially static topic yields some dynamic, imaginative illustrations, created using ink, gouache, and colored pencils in a quirky style that suits the story s tone quite well A lively picture book Booklist Fun filled illustrations bring this book to life A vocabulary list at the end of the book emphasizes the importance of learning words and reading This is a great addition to any library Library Media Connection
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    1. The annual spelling bee was down to three, and The Slugger was still in the competition Soon, Cornelius was no longer in the running and all that was left was him and Ruby They went on and on, word after word, until they ran out of time and it was time for recess To hurry up the process, the principal gave the two a extra hard word and told them that whoever could spell it correctly and state what it means would be the new spelling bee champion The Slugger was first and he was off to a good star [...]


    2. This book flows to the same rhythm as the book Twas The Night Before Christmas Although some pages didn t have as nice of a flow It is a great book for teaching vocabulary since it is about a spelling bee It would be a good chance for parents and teachers to discuss these words The back of the book even has the full list of vocabulary words used in the story The images are very colorful and I think children will laugh at the silly combinations that are based on the spelling bee words I tried rea [...]


    3. Summary This book is a story written in poetic format using the rhythm of Twas the Night Before Christmas The story is of a school spelling bee held prior to recess, hence the name With minutes to recess, the spelling bee came down to two children, smart Ruby and a boy everyone called The Slugger because he never strikes out Back and forth they are given spelling words and neither slips up With just one minute remaining before recess the Principal announces the most challenging word yet, sesquip [...]


    4. Just before recess, three students compete in the final round of the school spelling bee, each trying to out spell the others and be named champion While the story is wonderful and completely true to everything I remember about spelling bees in my own childhood, the illustrations are what gives this book its charm There is just so much to look at in the pictures a diverse student body, bees buzzing around with human faces, teachers in corny bee themed headbands, and wacky cartoonish faces I espe [...]


    5. Fun story It uses the rhythm of Clements Night Before Christmas without forcing the story to match the original Well done The story has perfect intensity, exciting competition, and an appropriate result view spoiler The narrator does a great job, and comes in second place The narrator is devastated and kids today need to learn how to handle similar situations hide spoiler What dropped this story from 4 stars to 3 stars, is how it subscribed to the notion that if you only read , you ll be the bes [...]


    6. I really enjoyed this book for the simple reason that I predicted the ending completely wrong I thought the boy would win the spelling bee because he was the one telling the story and it would have ended happily that way However, he did not win and had to deal with the disappointment of this I think this book can send two important lessons to children One, don t let your head get to big in other words, the boy thought he was really going to win and was shocked when he spelled a word wrong Second [...]


    7. After the fashion of Twas the Night before Christmas, this humorous story told in rhyme describes the showdown during the school spelling bee Everyone has been eliminated except Ruby and Slugger He falters over sesquipedelian while avid reader that she is, Ruby nails the word and its definition I found parts of this one quite funny, but I don t know that the librarian needed to point out that the key to success is reading While I certainly would agree, it just didn t seem necessary The author us [...]


    8. This rhyming book shows a boy and a girl at a school wide spelling bee, and what happens when the really big word comes to end the bee When the girl wins, and the boy is upset the librarian shares how he can be better and beat her, next year I feel that students would really enjoy the rhyming and sing song feel of this book along with the very colorful illustrations Would be a great book to read to a classroom to encourage students to study for any spelling bees, or just to introduce poetry and [...]


    9. This story jumps right into the plot of a spelling bee s final rounds between the resident school genius, a voracious reader, and a competitive kid who enjoys memorizing word lists as much as he does scoring home runs in baseball Will the sports star the narrator of the story achieve the big win he s hoping for And even if he doesn t, can he learn a valuable lesson through his experiences This is a good book with a nice, simple theme of perseverance and the importance of reading.


    10. This is a story about a spelling bee written in rhyming verse form, similar to The Night Before Christmas It is a fun book, and I think students will enjoy it I was a little disappointed at the end, when it made a major push for reading While I love to see a book that promotes reading, the ending felt a little forced.


    11. A cute rhyming book that uses Twas the night before Christmas as its model A spelling bee pits three top spellers in a fun show down Spelling words along the way and in the end papers add some fun Spelling bees seem nostalgic and I don t see them being done in school any, but that would be perfect activity to pair with this book.


    12. This books play on words as well as the colorful and intricate illustrations made for an entertaining read The word that the student misspells is not in my vocabualary so before you read this aloud make sure to proof read and make sure you know all of the words before assuming.


    13. I thought the pro reading message was a little heavy handed, but this book is fun Kids will enjoy discovering words they can spell along with the contestants and teachers will love the inclusion of so many words from actual spelling lists This book will undoubtedly become a classroom mainstay.


    14. Cute book well written and I enjoyed the rhyming I love how it shows losing doesn t always mean failure My niece loved it I also enjoyed the last two pages of the book that helps the child learn how to spell the words that were consisted in the spelling bee Very cute.


    15. A fun rhyming story set to Twas the night before Christmas The boy, The Slugger, narrates, but he doesn t win the spelling bee The story places focus on the importance of reading to learn lots of words and to improve spelling The librarian is one of the spelling bee judges.




    16. A great one to share with elementary school kids Set the rhythm of The Night Before Christmas so it s easy to read aloud.



    17. Reads like Twas the Night Before Christmas funLots of great wordsMight not be the typical happy ending yay but it s an excellent messageREAD


    18. Love the twist on The Night before Christmas and especially how they use some of the original figurative language, the ending becomes a little to didactic, but it is great fun.


    19. Cute rhyming story about a spelling bee and the power of reading I am not sure I can pronounce sesquipiedalian someone who uses BIG words.


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