It's Wednesday again and time for another fun Workshop Wednesday linky hosted by Jivey from Ideas by Jivey.
The theme this week is...MENTOR TEXTS!!!!
If you couldn't tell already, I'm pretty excited about it. Asking a teacher to talk about books is like asking a gecco to talk about car insurance! Hahaha. I cracked myself up.
Anyways, these are some of the mentor texts I use in my classroom.
Based on the district curriculum and Lucy Calkins's recommendations, I use a lot of Angela Johnson books. They are good examples of small and many moment stories that include features like ellipses and comeback lines.
One thing I don't like about these books though is that are kind of basic and the kids don't get too excited about them. That's why I supplement with some other super fun books by Mo Willems and Jonathon London. These books include features like ellipses, sound effects, dialogue, speech bubbles, split panels, bold and colorful font etc. Plus, the kids love the stories and the crazy characters!
|All the Froggy books are great!|
|Great for dialogue,speech bubbles,|
thought bubbles, ellipses, split panels etc.
That being said, if you have any great ideas for what mentor texts to use to teach author's craft, please comment and let me know. Then, be sure to link up with Workshop Wednesday to share with everyone! I can't wait to get some new ideas!