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Teach Us, Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish
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Teach Us, Amelia Bedelia is a hilarious story about the literal-thinking maid taking on a substitute teaching role. Amelia's literal interpretation of the regular teacher's instructions takes the students on an extraordinary school experience. For example the regular teacher left a math problem involving the subtraction of certain amounts of apples. Amelia takes the problem literally - she takes the school children to the home where she works as a maid, gathers apples for all the children and tells the children to take away apples from each other.

This humorous, short story is perfect for children ages 6-10. It can be used to help children understand what can happen when there is a substitute teacher - misinterpretation of the regular teacher's instructions, the possibility of having an exciting school day, and simply a humorous take on what can happen in a classroom environment. In addition, the concept of taking things literally can be easily related to children as developmentally, children at a young age usually interpret things literally. ( )
  elainevbernal | Nov 9, 2011 |
In this book Amelia Bedelia is called in to be a substitute teacher for a day. As she goes through the list of tasks to complete with her students it turns into a comical story because Amelia Bedelia takes things very literally. It's a funny story and a great one for your beginning chapter book reader to grasp.
  samantha.roth | Nov 1, 2011 |
Appropriate Grade Level: Grade 2- Grade 4

This book is about a girl named Amelia Bedelia. She is mistaken for a substitute teacher. Amelia could not tell the school’s principal the message that she had for him, the principal gives her the list of the thing that need to be done. He takes her to the classroom and leaves her with the children and the list. She starts doing everything that says in the list but in her own created way. When she is asked to call the roll, she finds an actual roll (bread) and tries to call it to come to her. The students are supposed to paint pictures. They paint over the professional pictures that are already hanging on the wall. During silent reading time, Amelia Bedelia has all the children read their separate books out loud, so she knows they are reading. Because she is not a teacher, she does wrong things in the classroom, but her attitude towards the children was really special and funny, the students loved her.
• Children can talk about careers, and jobs.
• Children can have group discussions about the funny things that Amelia did, and they can also draw a funny experience that the students had in a classroom or at home.
  jessi1590 | Oct 17, 2011 |
This book is about a girl named Amelia Bedelia. She is trying to help out her friend Mrs. Rogers, who is waiting for the new school teacher at the airport. She tells Amelia to tell the principal that she will be a little late. When she gets there the principal puts her in the classroom. The principal thinks that Amelia is the new teacher. Since Amelia has never been a teacher before she does some things wrong, but in the end the students really like her. This would be a good for early readers. I would keep this in the library for independent reading time
  DanielleHuslinger91 | Sep 27, 2011 |
Amelia Bedelia is a humorous and creative book. It is good for teachers to have in their personal library, because children of ages 3-5 grade enjoy it. It envolves the children and helps them to relate to simple life experiences in a funny way. It's easy read, yet is longer then most easy read books. I would definitely recommend this book to any teacher. ( )
  sbuckner | Sep 18, 2011 |
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When Mr. Carter mistakes the lovable,literal-minded Amelia Bedelia for the new teacher, class will never be the same again!

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The very literal-minded Amelia Bedelia becomes a substitue teacher for a day.

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