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I use this book in Writing work shop for Personal Narrative topics and grammar skills.  It can also be used in Reading.

I use this book in Writing work shop for Personal Narrative topics and grammar skills. It can also be used in Reading.

Narrative writing prompts are best when you have a mentor text to go along with it! I love some narrative writing! (Freebie Included)

Writing with Mentor Texts

Narrative writing prompts are best when you have a mentor text to go along with it! I love some narrative writing! (Freebie Included)

These mentor texts for persuasive writing can be found on this practical post: Writing to Persuade...Ten Steps

These mentor texts for persuasive writing can be found on this practical post: Writing to Persuade...Ten Steps

Mentor texts are a great tool to use in the elementary classroom for grammar instruction and practice.

Mentor texts are a great tool to use in the elementary classroom for grammar instruction and practice.

EEEK! We started opinion writing last week...only my favorite writing genre to teach! I've got my favorite mentor texts ready to go, and even found a few new books I can't wait to use! Traditionally,

12 Opinion Mentor Texts

EEEK! We started opinion writing last week...only my favorite writing genre to teach! I've got my favorite mentor texts ready to go, and even found a few new books I can't wait to use! Traditionally,

I used to introduce writers workshop at beginning of school year

I used to introduce writers workshop at beginning of school year

This one should come standard with every primary classroom. The book goes through a day with a little one who does things without thinking, like feeding zoo animals despite the warning signs not to. He's got that same feeling that lots of kids do - that their actions won't make that big of a difference. But the community helpers in this book get him to think of what would happen if everybody did that. Love this one!

This one should come standard with every primary classroom. The book goes through a day with a little one who does things without thinking, like feeding zoo animals despite the warning signs not to. He's got that same feeling that lots of kids do - that their actions won't make that big of a difference. But the community helpers in this book get him to think of what would happen if everybody did that. Love this one!

A cute story to use for character analysis and character education.

A cute story to use for character analysis and character education.

I read this book at beginning of year during our unit on Building A Reading Life.

I read this book at beginning of year during our unit on Building A Reading Life.

A young boy advises mama slug how to teach little slug to read! This charming picture book is a great pick for teachers and parents who are teaching children that are just beginning to read.

A young boy advises mama slug how to teach little slug to read! This charming picture book is a great pick for teachers and parents who are teaching children that are just beginning to read.

This book brought great questioning, inferring and  synthesizing from my students.  They were able to empathize and make comparisons.

This book brought great questioning, inferring and synthesizing from my students. They were able to empathize and make comparisons.

Another tool for writing workshop and exploring authors craft moves.

Another tool for writing workshop and exploring authors craft moves.

Awesome book to use for writing topics, book clubs and reading skills.

Awesome book to use for writing topics, book clubs and reading skills.

Writing resources for Narratives or Essay writing.  I used to teach many Grammar skills.

Writing resources for Narratives or Essay writing. I used to teach many Grammar skills.