Writing: Mentor Texts

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Mentor Texts to showcase various forms of writing

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great activity for the boys around halloween time. Read Diary of a Worm, Diary of a Spirder, etc. and then students write their own Diary of a Bat at Halloween time. Love the cover on this one! Library Lessons, Writing Lessons, Teaching Writing, Teaching Science, Writing Activities, Classroom Activities, Classroom Ideas, Science Classroom, Library Ideas

Halloween Projects (Diary of a Bat, Bat Projects, Invisible Ink, Etc.)

My kiddos have been busy bees lately (or should I say busy bats!) Last week we learned all about bats! It was a review week in reading (Tre...

Why I Use Mentor Sentences to Teach Writing in my High School English Classroom Making Meaning with Melissa: Why I Use Mentor Sentences to Teach Writing in my High School English Classroom 6th Grade Writing, Middle School Writing, Writing Classes, Middle School English, Writing Lessons, Writing Workshop, Essay Writing, Academic Writing, Paragraph Writing

Why I Use Mentor Sentences to Teach Writing in my High School English Classroom

This fall marks the sixteenth year that I will be returning to school as an English teacher. Every summer I start planning for the year... what will I keep, what will I change, what will I try for the first time? Of course, after so many years there are bound to be many things that I ditch, and even more that I tweak and adjust to better fit the needs to my students. But, after more than ten years of use, I have a favorite strategy that I always make time for -- teaching writing with mentor…

Author: Marcus Pfister Title: The Rainbow Fish Illustrator: North-South Books Date of publishing: 1992 Best Children Books, Childrens Books, Young Children, Future Children, Good Books, My Books, Story Books, For Elise, Children's Literature

50 Of The Best Kids' Books Published In The Last 25 Years

Little kids may insist you read the same books over and over at bedtime (sometimes more than once in the same night), but that doesn't mean you can't sto...

Writing tips. I will endeavor to do this daily as a writer. Teach yourself how to think like a writer. Integrate it into your daily life. Make it an integral part of your existence. Discover and rediscover life and share it with others. Book Writing Tips, Writing Quotes, Teaching Writing, Writing Help, Writing Skills, Writing Ideas, Start Writing, Essay Writing, Writing Poetry

The Only 12 1/2 Writing Rules You'll Ever Need Stretched Canvas Print by | Art.com

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a great book for teaching irregular plurals. {Fun book for irregular plurals, I have a writing idea to go with it. Kids liked this book. Speech Language Therapy, Speech And Language, Language Arts, Speech Therapy, Language Lessons, Language Development, English Language, Teaching Grammar, Teaching Writing

Playing With Words--A Picture Book With Fun Plurals!

I was determined not to buy a book last week when I popped into a bookstore before meeting a friend for dinner. But I could not resist addin...

beginning of the year for writing workshop The Book of Bad Ideas by Laura Huliska-Beith Writing Mentor Texts, Narrative Writing, Writing Lessons, Writing Ideas, Writing Traits, 6 Traits, Opinion Writing, Writing Process, Writing Rubrics

The Book of Bad Ideas

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Booktopia has Our Tree Named Steve by Alan Zweibel. Buy a discounted Paperback of Our Tree Named Steve online from Australia's leading online bookstore. Writing Mentor Texts, Personal Narrative Writing, Personal Narratives, Mentor Sentences, Writing Traits, Persuasive Writing, Teaching Main Idea, Teaching Writing, Writing Activities

Didn't I tell you?

So do you remember a few posts back when I mentioned that I have a habit of biting off more than I can chew? Well, case in point...lol...so much for a picture book a day! Wow! What is it about a first week back at school that takes it out of you? We had a wonderfully easy and productive first week in our room, yet more than once I found myself taking a nap as soon as I got home. When deciding between jumping on the laptop to update or taking a nap, well I guess you can see which won. So…

Booktopia has Our Tree Named Steve by Alan Zweibel. Buy a discounted Paperback of Our Tree Named Steve online from Australia's leading online bookstore. Writing Mentor Texts, Personal Narrative Writing, Personal Narratives, Mentor Sentences, Writing Traits, Persuasive Writing, Teaching Main Idea, Teaching Writing, Writing Activities

Didn't I tell you?

So do you remember a few posts back when I mentioned that I have a habit of biting off more than I can chew? Well, case in point...lol...so much for a picture book a day! Wow! What is it about a first week back at school that takes it out of you? We had a wonderfully easy and productive first week in our room, yet more than once I found myself taking a nap as soon as I got home. When deciding between jumping on the laptop to update or taking a nap, well I guess you can see which won. So…

mentor texts -figurative language ` onomatopoeia For workshop sample texts for my literary devices in children's books unit Writing Mentor Texts, Teaching Writing, Autobiography Writing, Narrative Writing, Teaching Ideas, Readers Workshop, Writing Workshop, 4th Grade Reading, Figurative Language

Where to begin??

Holy cow we have done so much already this week! We are trucking along through figurative language and having a great time at it. Just like I predicted my kiddos LOVED our focus on simile! We have looked at simile, onomatopoeia, alliteration, and tomorrow we begin metaphor. Another one of my faves! This means I have a plethora of books to share, hehe! Ahh..one of my favorite sights! But before I even start with all of the fun work we have been doing in class...I must share my cheesiness...We…

"Cowboy Camp" by Tammi Sauer. Avery's at cowboy camp, but he's just not like the other cowboys. He's allergic to the horses and can't stand the grub. But when a bully threatens all the campers, Avery proves his mettle in his own unique way. Cowboy Theme, Western Theme, Wild West Theme, Funny Books For Kids, Texas, Mentor Texts, Writing Workshop, Teaching Writing, Teaching Ideas

Starting the Year off the Write Way! Day 7

It’s Day 7 and today I’m tackling Sentence Fluency. I decided to share a lesson using one of my new favorite books, Tammi Sauer’s adorable ...

A Fine, Fine School: Sharon Creech My kids love this book. "Aren't these fine children? Aren't these fine teachers? Isn't this a fine, fine school? Writing Mentor Texts, Persuasive Writing, Writing Lessons, Teaching Writing, Writing Activities, Teaching Ideas, Writing Ideas, Writing Rubrics, Paragraph Writing

Persuasive/Opinion Writing using A Fine, Fine School {Workshop Wednesday}

Hey there! I'm here to share a lesson that we use when we are introducing persuasive/opinion writing. We use this super cute book: Summary from Amazon: "On weekends, redheaded Tillie climbs trees and teaches her little brother how to skip. During the week, of course, she goes to school. Her principal, Mr. Keene, is the kind of gung ho leader any school would be lucky to have. That is, until he goes a little over the top. "Oh!" he says. "Aren't these fine children? Aren't these fine teachers?…

Analyzing 10 Story Elements The Logonauts Collection of posts on mentor texts for analyzing the 10 story elements of picture books. Reading Strategies, Reading Activities, Teaching Reading, Reading Comprehension, Learning, Sequencing Activities, Comprehension Strategies, Reading Lists, Teaching Kids

Analyzing 10 Story Elements

This month I have been participating in Picture Books 14:14, a challenge created by Christie of Write Wild that encourages bloggers to review up to 14 picture books in 14 days, starting on Feb. 14th. Each review was meant to focus on one of her Top 10 Story Elements for Picture Books. I thought it might be useful to put together a quick summary of the ten elements and my related posts. Each of these books would make a great mentor text to use with students when planning for their own story…

Picture Books That Demonstrate Narrative Writing If there's one subject that seems to befuddle homeschoolers more than any other, it's writing. I hear it during homeschool consultations and casually talking among homeschool friends, and I see qu. Teaching Narrative Writing, Writing Mentor Texts, 6th Grade Writing, Middle School Writing, Writing Classes, Writing Strategies, Writing Lessons, Writing Workshop, Writing Resources

Picture Books That Demonstrate Narrative Writing

If there's one subject that seems to befuddle homeschoolers more than any other, it's writing. I hear it during homeschool consultations and casually talking among homeschool friends, and I see qu...

in the Classroom Texting in the Classroom - great ideas for using text messages to introduce vocabulary and upcoming learning!Texting in the Classroom - great ideas for using text messages to introduce vocabulary and upcoming learning! Teaching Strategies, Teaching Tips, Teaching Reading, Marketing Strategies, Marketing Plan, Business Marketing, Content Marketing, Internet Marketing, Mobile Marketing

Texting in the Classroom - The Brown Bag Teacher

Our students are saturated in a world of technology. As educators there is immediate buy-in when we connections between our students’ real worlds and our classrooms. One of my favorite (free) resources to do this is called ifaketext. It allows users to create faux iPhone text conversations. The website lets you fit between 35 and...

A look in the book: Press Here by Herve Tullet (children's book) Best Children Books, Toddler Books, Childrens Books, Young Children, Toddler Play, New Children's Books, Good Books, Books To Read, Daily 5

Press Here (Interactive Book for Toddlers and Kids, Interactive Baby Book)

Amazon.com: Press Here (Interactive Book for Toddlers and Kids, Interactive Baby Book) (8601415887617): Tullet, Herve: Books