Donavan’s Word Jar

Donavan's Word Jar (Donovan, #1)Donavan’s Word Jar by Monalisa DeGross
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

We read this book early in the school year each year. It’s an excellent book to demonstrate to students rich language. Persnickety, bamboozle, cantankerous, and other juicy words populate this book.

We use the story to teach prefixes, roots, and suffixes, but it’s an excellent story to use for narrative elements and predictions too. There’s an excellent metaphor at the end of the story.

Students enjoy it. Donavan learns that rather than expecting someone else to solve his problem, his problem isn’t as important as his collection. Realizing that, his problem is solved automatically.

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