Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish
Book Synopsis: A literal-minded housekeeper causes chaos in the Rogers household when she attempts to make sense of some instructions.
Instructional Focus: (Numbers are for the Virginia Standards of Learning, generally Reading/English)
Homonyms:2.7A, 3.4A, 4.4B, 5.4C,
Creating the Costume: The dress from Viola Swamp makes another appearance. Add white tights, an apron and a headband/hat made from, you guessed it, hot glue and felt and you’ve got Amelia Bedelia. I’ve also got a little black purse that goes with it.
Delivery: This is a great book for teaching words with multiple meanings. Prior to reading however, it is important to frontload with some vocabulary instruction.