Words Are CATegorical - Books by Brian P Cleary

Brian P. Cleary

Fun and whimsical books to help teach grammatical categories.

Born in Lakewood, Ohio, the third of nine children, Brian P. Cleary grew up reading the bouncy rhymes of Dr. Seuss. A frustrated student and reluctant learner, Brian daydreamed from class to class until being introduced to poetry in third grade. Intrigued, he set on a course to explore the wonder of words.

As a humorist, writer, and poet, Brian P. Cleary shows kids how to play with words. He believes that humor is not only a fun way to learn, but an effective way to teach. His best-selling Words are CATegorical ™ series, which introduces young readers to different types of words through rhyming verse and illustrations of comical cartoon cats, has been compared to the likes of Dr. Seuss. His books of poetry and puns have been honored alongside the works of Roald Dahl and Shel Silverstein. Fondly known as the “word nerd,” Brian lives in Cleveland, Ohio.

Words are CATegorical books and Lesson Plans

All Stages

Stages One & Two

Verbs

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Nouns

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Interjections
ABC’s

bookPeanut Butter and Jellyfishes

Stage Three

Prepositions

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Irregular Plurals
Pronouns

bookI and You and Don’t Forget Who

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Stage Four

Adjectives

bookQuirky, Jerky, Extra Perky

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Adverbs

bookTLazily, Crazily, Just a Bit Nasally

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Comparatives and Superlatives

Stage Six

Conjunctions
Contractions

Be sure to visit Brian P Cleary’s website for more information on all of his books.