Brian P. Cleary
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  The Action of Subtraction
written by Brian P. Cleary
illus. by J.P. Sandy
Millbrook Press / Lerner
  grades 4 through 6
 
  Also available from the publisher as a multi-user e-book
   
“Miss Pell Would Never Misspell” and Other Painless Tricks for Memorizing How to Spell and Use Wily Words:
an Adventures in Memory™ book

Need a fail-proof way to memorize everything you need to know for your next spelling test? Brian P. Cleary can help! He’s made up oodles of clever sayings to help those wily words stick in your skull. And better yet, this book will give you ideas for how you can create your very own painless memory tricks.

Reviews

“Cleary uses mnemonics, rhymes, visualization, and other tricks to try to cement in readers’ memories the spelling of difficult words. It’s a good idea, but the examples are generally too convoluted (even for mnemonic devices) to be useful. Goggle-eyed characters overwhelmingly crowd the pages.” (Horn Book Guide)

“An upbeat, useful book for students hoping to overcome stumbling blocks in spelling.” (Booklist)

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