Imagination According to Humphrey Epub ↠ Imagination

Imagination According to Humphrey Humphrey s eleventh adventure celebrates stories, writing, and the power of the imagination Imaginations are running wild in Mrs Brisbane s class, but Humphrey is stumped His friends are writing about where they would go if they could fly, but Humphrey is HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY right where he is in Room It s pawsitively easy for Humphrey to picture exciting adventures with dragons and knights in the story Mrs Brisbane is reading aloud He has no trouble coming up with Plans to help his friends and tricks to entertain them His imagination even goes a little too far when he wonders if Carlos s imaginary friend might be a ghostIf only his imagination wouldn t disappear when he tries to write Luckily, Humphrey likes a challenge, and Mrs Brisbane has lots of writing tips that do the trick My first grade son had been looking forward to reading this book ever since we saw a Coming Soon advertisement at the end of one of the other Humphrey books We were super excited to finally read it In many ways, this book delivers just what you would expect from a Humphrey book Humphrey pays attention in class, he sometimes leaves his cage during the week when the school is empty, and he goes home with his classroom friends on the weekends and finds ways to help them But, in my opinion, th My first grade son had been looking forward to reading this book ever since we saw a Coming Soon advertisement at the end of one of the other Humphrey books We were super excited to finally read it In many ways, this book delivers just what you would expect from a Humphrey book Humphrey pays attention in class, he sometimes leaves his cage during the week when the school is empty, and he goes home with his classroom friends on the weekends and finds ways to help them But, in my opinion, the overarching storyline is lacking Mrs Brisbane is teaching the kids about writing and storytelling, and they each have to write a piece of fiction imagining what they would do if they could fly Writing came easily for some kids while other kids struggled I m sorry to say, it just wasn t very exciting or interesting to me My son enjoyed the book as expected, but even he gave it 4 stars instead of his usual 5 stars for Humphrey books because the book contradicted something he learned in school On page 45, at the start of chapter 5, Mrs Brisbane introduces the class to homonyms According to the book, examples of homonyms are groan and grown , and ate and eight To be honest, I am pretty sure that s what I remember learning in elementary school myself, about 30 years ago However, my son s first grade class has been talking about homophones all year, and his teacher made it very clear that homophones are words that sound the same, but are spelled differently and have different meanings like groan and grown Homonyms are words that sound the same and are spelled the same, but have different meanings like weigh on a scale and scale the wall One quick Google search confirms that, in the strictest sense, my son s teacher is correct, but also that some people and even some dictionaries do allow for broader definitions of homonym , which frequently leads to confusion Read to my 3rd graders My daughter 8yo and I truly enjoyed reading all of the Humphrey books together Humphrey is a true hero The cover caught my eye the Humphrey in the edition with me is too cute I knew it is for kids And when the pre reading review session was happening I knew it is for kids kids who are so little I didn t care I loved the book, it s obvious that my favourite character was Humphrey Talkative Sophie, determined Rosie and Mrs Brisbane was my other favourites Oh forgot to mention Og BOING BOING Well, I won t read Betty G Birney s books again I am supposed to say bye to the kids stories b The cover caught my eye the Humphrey in the edition with me is too cute I knew it is for kids And when the pre reading review session was happening I knew it is for kids kids who are so little I didn t care I loved the book, it s obvious that my favourite character was Humphrey Talkative Sophie, determined Rosie and Mrs Brisbane was my other favourites Oh forgot to mention Og BOING BOING Well, I won t read Betty G Birney s books again I am supposed to say bye to the kids stories because I m kind of a adult now Well I believe young adult still suits me But I m sure I ll read them out for my kids in the future when I have one as bed time stories School Library Journal November 01, 2014 9780399257971 Gr 2 4 The students in Room 26 at Longfellow School are on their way to becoming writers Mrs Brisbane is encouraging them to use their imagination and fill in the blank to the sentence If I could fly, I would Humphrey, the class hamster, wants to try, too, but finds himself suffering from a case of writer s block All around him, imaginations are soaring while his seems to have flown away When not scribbling in his hamster School Library Journal November 01, 2014 9780399257971 Gr 2 4 The students in Room 26 at Longfellow School are on their way to becoming writers Mrs Brisbane is encouraging them to use their imagination and fill in the blank to the sentence If I could fly, I would Humphrey, the class hamster, wants to try, too, but finds himself suffering from a case of writer s block All around him, imaginations are soaring while his seems to have flown away When not scribbling in his hamster sized notebook, Humphrey sneaks out of his cage to visit another pet and spends the weekend at a classmate s home, where he tries to help with various problems The theme of perseverance is prevalent throughout this pleasant early chapter book It includes tips for budding writers and could spark a class discussion about inspiration Purchase where Humphrey books are popular Beth Cuddy, Seward Elementary School, Auburn, NY c Copyright 2014 Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc No redistribution permitted I thought this review was right on target I think this book would be great for a read aloud when teaching students about using your imagination to write I truly enjoyed how the students are led to build their stories I especially loved when one student helps another one who is struggling to write his story by asking questions about his story, and then neatly adding adjective to givepower to it I was really taken by Humphrey s take on imagination, and how he comes up with his own story, showing how much he cares about his friends spoiler alert he eventually decides to create an airline company to be able to fly all of his friends to w I truly enjoyed how the students are led to build their stories I especially loved when one student helps another one who is struggling to write his story by asking questions about his story, and then neatly adding adjective to givepower to it I was really taken by Humphrey s take on imagination, and how he comes up with his own story, showing how much he cares about his friends spoiler alert he eventually decides to create an airline company to be able to fly all of his friends to where they want to be Really sweat I liked this book, and my son liked this book, but we didn t think it was Humphrey at his best As another reviewer pointed out, what were talked about in this book were homophones , and not homonyms it is kind of a small point, unless you are in school learning about them Also, most books, this one included I m sure, are not written with just a sentence, then a paragraph, and then a book There is usually an outline involved, and many, many drafts. My 6 year old son enjoyed this book a lot I thought it had some clever parts as well. Another delightful taleI read this book to my son before bedtime a chapter per night He often asks for 2 The chapters are just the right length settle a young man down before bed.I stumbled on Betty Birney s books after trying several others Her stories are smart, thoughtful, and well crafted.I highly recommend them Even if she doesn t use the Oxford comma Think of the children, Betty

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