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The Teacher That Didn't Teach (The Teacher That... Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Shane Pacelli , Donny Yankellow
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Book Description

Have you ever wondered what it's like to have a teacher that didn't teach? Straight A student Tommy Goodman and his friends are about to find out. These fifth graders at Jo King Elementary Shool are in for the most unique school year of their lives. Once their first year teacher, Mr. Befree, tells the class he will not teach the entire year, the students have to figure out a way to pass the Wisconsin State Tests (WST's) at the end of the year. Mr. Befree creates a contract with the students stating that they are not allowed to do any learning while in the classroom. They are to do nothing the entire day while Mr. Befree does nothing as well. Will Tommy and his classmates ever learn this year? Is Mr. Befree serious about not teaching the class the entire year? Will their principal, Mr. Stricter, walk in on Mr. Befree doing nothing? Throughout this fast-paced novel, Tommy and his classmates will do whatever it takes to pass those dreaded WST's. The Teacher That Didn't Teach will have children asking questions the entire time about what will happen next.

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    About the Author

    Shane Pacelli is currently working in an elementary school as a computer aide. He lives in a town just outside of Albany, New York. He is currently looking for a teaching job. If given the job, he plans to teach the entire time.

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    • Format: Kindle Edition
    • File Size: 661 KB
    • Print Length: 144 pages
    • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B008MRZOCM
    • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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    • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
    • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #313,143 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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    5.0 out of 5 stars The teacher that didn't teach 13 Jan. 2013
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    I really like this book because it is very good for children I am going rate this book for my child all 5 stars
    Because really children can read it themself that is good for all of us parents
    The only thing that I would change is the hard words
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    5.0 out of 5 stars The teacher that didn't teach 2 Sept. 2013
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    This book is hilarious and explains about 3 children who decided to teach their class it is a good book!
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    5.0 out of 5 stars Book 27 Dec. 2012
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    This book was a great read for my nine year old son and was really appropiate for his age group
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    5.0 out of 5 stars Kids stuff that isn't just for kids 9 Mar. 2013
    By Bruce Barker - Published on
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    Let me begin by saying that this is really a 4.5 star review. I never slam a book with a bad review just because of grammatical errors, typos, and other things that should have been rectified in the editing process were the book published through traditional means instead of the "independent ebook author" route. Each review starts with 5 stars and then I deduct from there based on the problems I have with the book. If the grammar is atrocious I deduct a full star, for example. In this case there are typos in the text but they aren't enough to pull the reader out of the story or prove to be a distraction. The half-star deduction is for that reason.

    This is definitely a book for kids. I am definitely not a kid. I'm in my mid-fifties with occasional gusts up into the low sixties. Nonetheless, I loved this book and will begin the sequel within minutes of completing this review. I'll be as brief as possible, but I did want to let you know a couple of the things that make this books special.

    First of all, in truly classic stories authors often found a way to make the names of the principle characters relevant to the story. My favorite example of this is a short story written by, I believe, Ray Bradbury. It was a Hugo Award winning science fiction short story about a group of scientists on an exploration to unknown worlds. One of the scientists was a woman named Para. At the end of the story the big surprise twist is that these are not human beings at all, but are really microscopic creatures. The name Para was actually a clue. Her full name was "Para Mecium." Get it?

    Well, Shane Pacelli not only knows of this old writer's aspect of the craft, he uses it to great effect in this story. The children have names like "Gene E Yuss" and the teachers also have names suiting their individual personalities. I'll leave the remainder of this feature for the reader to discover so as not to write a review full of things that might spoil the fun for potential readers. I just wanted to mention that I truly appreciated the author doing things this way and it really adds to the humor and fun of the story. In fact, it's just obvious enough that it is likely to teach some of the younger readers and potential writers to include this wonderful aspect in their own work as they grow up and develop their own craft. Mr. Pacelli, if you read your own Amazon reviews, thank you for "passing the torch," so to speak.

    The book also avoids a HUGE and very common mistake made by educated adults writing for the "tweener" set. At no time does it read like a grown-up pretending to be a kid. It doesn't condescend or talk down to young readers, nor does it go the other way and populate the pages with a bunch of ten-year-olds that walk and talk as if they were still six. The students are age appropriate at all times, laughing at things children in that age group would find funny and thinking the correct things are cool. The only slight flaw in the story is that there is very little in the way of female characters - even at the teaching level.

    I can't recommend this book enough. It's a great one for parents and children that read together to share with one another. I think most kids over the age of seven will enjoy it greatly. I also think most teens will get a kick out of it as well, but of course they'll never admit it in these "OMG I'm like So machuure 4 my age" times. As an adult with grown children I bought this book hoping it will be something worth sharing with my grandkids as they age into the appropriate target audience for the story. Surprisingly, with a minimal amount of skimming through the more obvious moments, I found it to be a greatly entertaining read on its own merits for me. Now it's time for me to check out the second book and consign this one to the "cloud" until the little ones grow or (more likely) the urge strikes me to spend some time with this teacher and his great group of kids once again.
    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars so amazing 8 May 2014
    By XxDuBsTeP ELECTRO FoXx - Published on
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    I chose this rating because I learned a lot from this book it's good to take chances like Tommy and his friends but,what I really liked about this book is that an 11 year old kid like me had so much in common with the book if my 5th grade class was like that I wouldn't have a problem although it would be boring. I give this book a 100% for a comedic,fun,goofy,problem solving book and I definitely recommend this book to many people
    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars "I loved this book because it was a little silly that ... 12 July 2014
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    I got this book for my son who is 8. This is what he said: "I loved this book because it was a little silly that the teacher didn't teach and it was a long book to enjoy."
    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Fun book to read to students. 16 Mar. 2014
    By jamie - Published on
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    Fun will get a laugh from this book, while learning the importance of doing everything in their power to do well in their education career.
    4.0 out of 5 stars Awesome author 30 Nov. 2014
    By Blakenuckols2004@gmail - Published on
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    Shane Pacelli is one of my favorate authors from this book.
    The creativity is awesome but there are about 10 misspelled words.
    I rated it 4 for the creativity. I would of rated it 5 for correct spelling.
    Awesome author for kids.
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