Cheryl Carpinello is Monday's Friend on Sara's blog. First Person—Why It Works by Cheryl Carpinello Choosing the point of view for a story is not an easy choice. All writers wrestle with the decision of which point of view will make their story connect with readers. http://sayssara.wordpress.com/2014/11/10/mondays-friend-cheryl-carpinello/
Pax by Sara Pennypacker - Novel Study Guide with Signposts
You'll never look at a novel the same way again! The Notice & Note signposts help readers learn when to stop, think & respond to critical points in a text. Our product is a Novel Study Guide based on the Notice and Note signposts using the book Pax by Sara Pennypacker. These signposts will help you assist your students with creating a deep understanding of the book as they pause to closely examine the text, note character development, conflict, point of view, and theme.
This freebie includes a list of mentor texts for each of the following key reading strategies for literature: Inference Theme Characters Figurative Language Point of View Compare and Contrast Mentor texts are a great tool to use with students as part of a reading mini-lesson. My hope is that the lists included will help you easily find some great picture books to add to your collection of lesson ideas for each of the strategies listed.
Though Sara Ebert and Jason Pfaeffle studied in the same industrial design program at Pratt, it wasn’t until they started working together on a post-grad project for West Elm that a partnership developed. As they started spending more time together, they would often ask each other’s opinion on personal projects. They soon realized they shared a creative point of view; love blossomed and their design studio Cofield was formed.