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Teach Us, Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish
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Amelia Bedelia gets mistaken for a substitute teacher. She follows the teachers instruction for the class very literally. The class enjoys Amelia's lack of common sense as she plants a light bulb instead of a plant bulb. ( )
  katelyndraper | Oct 20, 2015 |
This book is very relatable and allows students to laugh and enjoy themselves while learning. This is a great resource to introduce idioms. ( )
  Kc3133 | Jan 24, 2015 |
Amelia Bedelia books usually contain comical situations and this is no exception. Amelia ends up being a substitute teacher and the events that ensue are ridiculous. She does not understand the meaning of the plans the teacher had left for the class to do. Children will very much enjoy this funny book, perhaps wishing they had a substitute teacher like Amelia Bedelia. ( )
  rpazmino-calligan | Oct 2, 2014 |
Review: This book is a great way to teach children about idioms. I thought the main message, teaching children idioms, was throughly explained each time Amelia Bedelia misinterpreted the actual meaning of the text. For example, when the list told Amelia that the children had to practice their play, she thought it meant playing outside rather than a school production. Another example was when the list told her to instruct the children that they needed to plant bulbs. Amelia Bedelia actually thought that it meant a lightbulb rather than a plant, so she bought the children lightbulbs to plant. Over all, I thought this book was a great example of how children or anyone can get confused over the true meanings of words.

Summary: This book was about Amelia Bedelia substituting as a teacher in a classroom. Amelia Bedelia is a household maid and therefore does not quite know what she is teaching. When she arrives in the school, the principal hands her a list and expects her to follow it. However, Amelia misinterprets everything on the list. For example, when the list tells her to "call the roll" she gets a real roll, puts it on the floor, and calls it. Throughout this book, Amelia continues to make silly mistakes that leaves the readers entertained. ( )
  jbaile14 | Sep 12, 2014 |
Amelia Bedelia is a classic book series. The good thing about them is that every book for the most part can stand independently, but they are all very similar. Although Amelia Bedelia may not be the best role model, the books are well written in the fact that they are comical and fun to read, and they familiarize readers with common idioms that they will see in every day life. It was always a joy to be able to read Amelia Bedelia when I was little and it still is now that I am in college and learning to be a teacher. She will be in my book collection ( )
  adscrim | May 11, 2014 |
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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 substitute teacher for a day.

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