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∙ Words are CATegorical ™

∙ Test Your Knowledge

∙ Crazy Cat Tales:

∘  Nouns

∙  Fun With Fishing

∘  Download Fun With Fishing PDF

∙  Making Pizza

∘  Download Making Pizza PDF

∙  My Unusual Pet

∘  Download My Usual Pet PDF

∘  Verbs

∙  Bedtime Blues

∘  Download Bedtime Blues PDF

∙  Homework?

∘  Download Homework? PDF

∙  Gym Time Trouble

∘  Download Gymtime Trouble PDF

∘  Adjectives

∙  Super Sports

∘  Download Super Sports PDF

∙  My Bad Babysitter

∘  Download Bad Babysitter PDF

∙  Silly Summer Vacation

∘  Download Silly Summer Vacation PDF

∙  CATegorical Train Game™

∘  Print CATegorical Train Game PDF

∙  Pictures & Posters

∙  Nouns:

∘  Print a Poster!

∘  Print a Coloring Sheet!

∙  Adverbs:

∘  Print a Poster!

∘  Print a Coloring Sheet!

∙  Synonyms:

∘  Print a Poster!

∘  Print a Coloring Sheet!

∙  Verbs:

∘  Print a Poster!

∘  Print a Coloring Sheet!

∙  Pronouns:

∘  Print a Poster!

∘  Print a Coloring Sheet!

∙  Antonyms:

∘  Print a Poster!

∘  Print a Coloring Sheet!

∙  Adjectives:

∘  Print a Poster!

∘  Print a Coloring Sheet!

∙  Prepositions:

∘  Print a Poster!

∘  Print a Coloring Sheet!

∙  Homonyms & Homophones:

∘  Print a Poster!

∘  Print a Coloring Sheet!

∙  Teacher Tools

∙  Nouns

∘  Crazy Cat Tales*

∘  CATegorical Train Game*

∘  Pictures and Posters*

∙  Adverbs

∘  CATegorical Charades™

∘  Pictures and Posters

∙  Synonyms

∘  Synonym Substitution

∘  Pictures and Posters

∙  Verbs

∘  Crazy Cat Tales

∘  CATegorical Train Game

∘  Pictures and Posters

∙  Pronouns

∘  Read Aloud with Pronouns

∘  Pictures and Posters

∙  Antonyms

∘  Simon Says Do the Antonym

∘  Pictures and Posters

∙  Adjectives

∘  Crazy Cat Tales

∘  CATegorical Train Game

∘  Pictures and Posters

∙  Prepositions

∘  Where’s the Cat?

∘  Pictures and Posters

∙  Homonyms & Homophones

∘  CATegorical Dominoes™

∘  Pictures and Posters


Buy the Books

Try the Interactive Books



∙  Food Is CATegorical™

∙  Grocery Store Grab

∙  Food Group Concentration

∙  Move It!

∙  Coloring Sheets

∘  Fruits

∘  Meat and Beans

∘  Vegetables

∘  Grains

∘  Oils

∘  Physical Activity

∘  Milk

∙  Teacher Tools

∘  Daily Food Diary

∘  Food Chart PDF

∘  Exercise Chart

∘  Name That Food

Buy the Books



∙  Animal Groups Are CATegorical™

∙  Test Your Knowledge

∘  Amphibians

∙  Buy the book “Salamander, Frog, and Polliwog”

∘  Birds

∙  Buy the book “Sparrow, Eagle, Penguin, and Seagull”

∘  Fish

∙  Buy the book “Catfish, Cod, Salmon, and Scrod”

∘  Insects

∙  Buy the book Butterfly, Flea, Beatle, and Bee”

∘  Mammals

∙  Buy the book “Dolphin, Fox, Hippo, and Ox”

∘  Reptiles

∙  Buy the book “Tortoise, Tree, Gator, and Sea Snake”

∙  Animal Group Concentration

∙  Name That Animal Group!

∙  Coloring Sheets

∘  Amphibians

∘  Birds

∘  Fish

∘  Insects

∘  Mammals

∘  Reptiles

∙  Teacher Tools

∘  Animal Group Posters

∙  Amphibians

∙  Birds

∙  Fish

∙  Insects

∙  Mammals

∙  Reptiles

∘  Animal Group Poems

∘  Classifying Animal Groups Classroom Activity



∙  Rebus Poetry

∙  Rhyme Time

∘  Buy the books:

∙  “If It Rains Pancakes,” haiku and lantern poems

∙  “Ode to a Commode,” concrete poems

∙  “Something Sure Smells Around Here,” limericks

∙  “Bow-tie Pasta,” acrostic poems

∙  “I Saw an Invisible Lion Today,” quatrains

∙  “Underneath My Bed,” list poems

∙  Poetry Quiz

∙  Write Your Own

∘  Write Your Own Haiku

∘  Write Your Own Lanterns

∘  Buy the Book “If It Rains Pancakes”



∙  Math is CATegorical™

∙  Addition and Subtraction

∙  Length

∙  Pictures and Posters

∘  Addition Coloring Sheet

∘  Subtraction Coloring Sheet

Length Coloring Sheet

∙  Teacher Tools

∘  Addition and Subtraction

∙  Create your own picture problems!

∘  Length

∙  Download a ruler bookmark

∙  Download a measurement activity


Buy the books:

∙  The Action of Subtraction

∙  The Mission of Addition

∙  How Long or How Wide? A Measuring Guide

∙  On the Scale, a Weighty Tale

∙  Windows, Rings, and Grapes—a Look at Different Shapes

∙  A-B-A-B-A—a Book of Pattern Play

∙  A Fractions Goal – Parts of a Whole

∙  A Dollar, A Penny, How Much and How Many?

∙  A Second, a Minute, a Week with Days in It: A Book about Time



∙  Sounds Like Reading®

∘  Buy the books:

∙  The Bug in The Jug Wants a Hug: A Short Vowel Sounds Book with Consonant Blend

∙  Stop, Drop, and Flop in the Slop: A Short Vowel Sounds Book with Consonant Blend

∙  The Nice Mice in the Rice: A Long Vowel Sound Book

∙  The Frail Snail on the Trail: A Long Vowel Sounds Book with Consonant Blend

∙  The Thing on the Wing Can Sing: A Short Vowel Sounds Book with Consonant Digraphs

∙  Whose Shoes Would You Choose: A Long Vowel Sounds Book with Consonant Digraphs

∙  The Beaches on the Beaches: A Book about Inflectional Endings

∙  The Clown in the Gown Drives the Car with the Star: A Book about Diphthongs and R-Controlled Vowels

∘  Buy the Interactive Books

∙  Games

∙  Topics

∘  Short Vowels

∘  Short Vowels with Consonant Blends

∘  Long Vowels

∘  Long Vowels with Consonant Blends

∘  Short Vowels with Consonant Digraphs

∘  Long Vowels with Consonant Digraphs

∘  Inflectional Endings

∘  Diphthongs and R-Controlled Vowels

∙  Teacher Tools

∘  Phonics Charts

∘  Tracing Pages

∘  Go Rhyme!

∘  Word Magic

∘  Sounds Like Reading®

∘  Standards

∘  Complete Teaching Guide

∙  Buy the Books

∙  Try the Interactive Books



Poem of the week



Word of the week


Brian’s Bookshelf

Poetry Adventures

Food Is CATegorical®

Sounds Like Reading Series

Animal Groups are CATegorical®

Words are CATegorical®

Math Is CATegorical®

Adventures in Memory™

More Books By Brian P. Cleary

∙  Eight Wild Nights: A Family Hanukkah Tale

∙  Rhyme & Punishgment: Adventures in Wordplay

∙  Rainbow Soup: Adventures in Poetry

∙  The Laugh Stand: Adventures in Humor

∙  The Punctuation Station

∙  Six Sheep Sip Thick Shakes: And Other Tricky Tongue Twisters

∙  Do You Know Dewey? Exploring the Dewey Decimal System

∙  They’re There on Their Vacation


Brian’s Links

Free instant online rhyming dictionary

Merriam Webster Dictionary

Word Central
Pun of the Day

I, Rearrangement Servant (Internet Anagram Server)


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School Visits

Have your school spend the day with Brian P. Cleary!
Presentations: 40 minutes each
Workshops: 30 minutes each


Brian has kick-started schools’ writing programs from coast-to-coast, speaking to more than 80,000 students. Whether he’s making a paper noun quilt with first graders, a verb train with third graders, or sensory poems with fourth and fifth graders, Brian can work with groups large or small to help them learn to play with language.


Invite Brian P. Cleary to keynote your next conference!

Educators will enjoy traveling with Brian as he takes a hilarious walk down memory lane, looking at his early education and influences as he grew from struggling reader to best-selling author. His insights will motivate teachers and librarians alike, as he recounts how he rose from an odd, quirky kid with a short attention span to an odd, quirky adult with a short attention span – but instilled with a love of language. Guaranteed to solicit laughs, his inspirational address will instill hope for anyone dealing with a struggling student.


Schedule a speaking engagement or a school author visit, contact Brian P. Cleary by phone at 218-548-4100 or email Brian at: baberuth60@aol.com


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