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Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish

Amelia Bedelia (1963)

by Peggy Parish

Other authors: Fritz Seibel (Illustrator)

Series: Amelia Bedelia (1), I Can Read! Level 2

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Amelia Bedelia is a fun fictional book for all children to read, especially beginning readers.

In the book, Amelia Bedelia is beginning her first day of work as a maid in a new house. Hilarity begins when Amelia interprets all of her instructions literally. The author uses situational irony during these scenarios. ( )
  Ava11 | Jan 23, 2019 |
Amelia is a maid who misinterprets any instructions told from her boss. This story is very humorous and easy to understand for a second grader. I would use this book to teach a lesson on idioms. In the book there are uses of idioms which Amelia takes literally. Students can write their own idioms or use the ones in the book as an example. ( )
  KarenGarcia | Nov 27, 2018 |
It is her first day as a maid for the Rogers family. They provide her with a list of chores they want her to do while they are gone, but Amelia takes the list literal, instead of what they actually mean. This is a good book to use for a good laugh, but as a teacher, you could use this book to teach about homophones, idioms and figurative vs. Literal language. This book could be read at any age, but mainly from pre-k-2nd. ( )
  SavG. | Nov 26, 2018 |
Amelia Bedelia is hired as a maid and is left with chores to do around the house. When she reads the list Amelia takes everything literal. This is a great book to use to teach students about idioms . Most students have trouble with understanding the difference between figurative language and literal language. I would recommend this book to students in kindergarten to 4th grade. ( )
  Jenica_Flores | Nov 25, 2018 |
Amelia Bedelia is hired as a maid for the Roger's family. Mrs. Rogers leaves her a list of things to do before she gets back home. However, Amelia misinterprets the list and does things differently instead of how Mrs. Rogers wants them. All is well however when Mrs. Rogers tastes the lemon meringue pie Amelia has baked to surprise them with.

I would use this book with grades K - 3rd. This book is a fun way to get kids thinking about figurative language and the different meanings of word. It could be used to teach idioms, wordplay, and literal and figurative. ( )
  KaleyD | Nov 25, 2018 |
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'Oh, Amelia Bedelia, your first day of work, and I can't be here.
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0064441555, Paperback)

Amelia Bedelia is a housekeeper who takes her instructions quite literally. Reading the list of chores that her employer has left her, Amelia begins with "Dust the furniture." How odd, Amelia thinks to herself. "At my house we undust the furniture." Nonetheless, she dutifully locates the "Dusting Powder" in the bathroom, and proceeds to sprinkle it all over the living-room furniture and floor. Next she is asked to "Draw the drapes when the sun comes in." So of course, Amelia sits down with a sketchpad and gives it her best shot. Children love reading about the antics of silly Amelia Bedelia for myriad reasons. It's an early reader book, so children in primary grades can take satisfaction in reading the book on their own. But, even more thrilling, children who are 6 and older can successfully interpret the figurative meaning behind most adult idioms. Being told to "keep an eye on the cat," for example, might compel some preschoolers to stick their eyeballs on a cat's face, eliciting peals of laughter from know-it-all grownups. But older children know better, and they love the fact that they know better. Young readers will find this bumblingly charming, eager-to-please housekeeper as irresistible as Amelia Bedelia's employers do. (Ages 6 and older) --Gail Hudson

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A literal-minded housekeeper causes a ruckus in the household when she attempts to make sense of some instructions.

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