A perfect introduction to collective nouns. Not only does she make reading fun with the pictures, but she also uses rhyming. The book was interesting getting to see what groups of animals are called because I had never heard of some of them before. It could have benefited by more explanation in the text. This is great! My wife and my granddaughter loved the book. This is a cute book that I used to teach students about collective nouns. Some of the examples are commonly used---a litter of puppies and a flock of sheep. A Cache of Jewels by Ruth Heller As humans, we like to create special words that stand for a group of things. For older children and adults it is necessary to search further afield for listings of collective nouns. I picked up a few Ruth Heller books and we are totally hooked. Heller introduces the concept of collective nouns to children in an accessible and engaging manner. Creating stories that rhyme and make sense are always exciting. This would be good for teaching younger grades about how things are grouped. I am not certain where this book came from. We haven't talked too much about collective nouns before, but there were a few, of course, that were very familiar and our girls understood the concept well. Please try again. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 8, 2019, it should have ben more obvious that this was a childrens book, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 9, 2013. Each page flows to the next and the author has cleverly tied the. Cover has some rubbing and edge wear. A Cache of Jewels by Ruth Heller, December 1990, Spoken Arts edition, Audio Cassette in English - Pap/Cas edition It did have some additional information about collective nouns on the final page, but it c. Collective nouns are fascinating. Heat Up the Holidays with These 27 Winter Romances. For young readers who love the sounds and textures of different words, this book would be a treat. The pictures are fantastic, very vibrant and rich in text. In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. I would also use this book to teach rhyming and rhythm. On the other hand, it is a great book for vocabulary development and helps children learn to use other words than, "a lot" and "bunch". Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. illustrated. I would use this if I needed to teach about nouns in my classroom. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. With these pages filled, the students can easily. But if children did pick up on these "ten dollar words" they would surely impress a. This is a great language arts book. Please try again. On the other hand, it is a great book for vocabulary development and helps children learn to use other words than, "a lot" and "bunch". Compra A Cache of Jewels by Ruth Heller (1987-10-23). Be the first to ask a question about A Cache of Jewels. This book has beautiful illustrations representing the text on the page. This book was about different collective nouns for many items and animals kids know. There was a problem loading your book clubs. Collective nouns are fascinating. I use it as an intro for my students on collective nouns. Good book for children to use as a reference and also to introduce when learning the concept of collective nouns and nouns. My inspirations come from … An "American Bookseller" Pick of the Lists. Why do we use the same word for a group of two different things, like a pod of peas and a pod of whales? It incorporates a poem at the end that enhances student thinking about what collective nouns are and how they have changed over time. I would use this book for younger kids just because the wording is so minimal but I fear that younger kids wouldn't understand the language unless read to many times. ), Merry-Go-Round: A Book About Nouns (Explore! Print This Page A Cache of Jewels (And Other Collective Nouns) List Price: $8.99. This is great! There's a problem loading this menu right now. — School Library Journal. The coven of witches page really upset some of the kids. Dr. Shelly Redinger reads "A Cache of Jewels and Other Collection Nouns" by Ruth Heller. For every object in this story there’s a different collective noun to describe it and its group. Reviewed in the United States on August 15, 2010. This book is a wonderful adventure into the world of language for young children.I am an ESL teacher for grades K-2 and this book is one that engages and teaches the function of nouns as well as providing beautiful illustrations. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. The kids love them and it provides a valuable tool for enhancing reading and writing skills. An unbeatable combination for pleasure and learning.” —Children’s Book Review Service “The illustrations and the vocabulary will delight small eyes and ears.”—School Library Journal Q&A – Ruth Heller – A Paperstar Profile Ruth Heller – Profile How did you become interested in writing books for children? There's really no story line here so it may seem boring to students. I remember while studying for exams, I tried to create rhyming slogans to help me remember what I learned. Are you spending this season bundling up against the chill or enjoying summery southern hemisphere vibes (in which case we are... "Highly informative and lushly . About A Cache of Jewels “Highly informative and lushly illustrated. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. I hoped for a variety of collective nouns for my five 4-10 year old grandchildren to enjoy and learn. . This book is a very bright and poetic book defining words meant to group things together. Ruth Heller does it again with her animating colors and drawings filled on every page of this book. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. Beautiful (I should say it again, BEAUTIFUL) illustrations and simple text about lots of different words. Please try your request again later. This book talks about different nouns you can use to describe groups of items such as a host of angels or a pod of whales. 4.08 (265 ratings by Goodreads) Paperback. Each page flows to the next and the author has cleverly tied the nouns together so they rhyme. With using rhyming, children can comprehend easier.