October 17, 2011

Favorite Mentor Text

Funky First Grade Fun is hosting a Linky Party about our most favorite mentor texts. Mentor texts are the books that I gravitate towards every year in hopes that the class absorbs their words, ideas, feelings, and style and outputs their own little versions.

Here is one of my favorites...

I love Cherries and Cherry Pits by Vera B. Williams! First off, I totally love her colorful illustrations. Second, this is how I want my kids to become engaged and emersed in story telling. The main character Bidemmi starts off with a topic and that topic grows with characters and great details. Each of her mini stories has structure and meaning. Love it!

And here is one of the BEST places to find great writing ideas...
North Nevada Writing Project
Click on their badge to find a compilation of Primary Mentor Text lessons. They also have more lessons published in this book ($20):

Head over to the LiNkY PaRtY to see what other books are amah-zing for writing inspiration.


Kimberly said...

Thanks for linking up! I'm gonna have to check that book out. I am your newest follower. :)
Funky First Grade Fun

Christine said...

Thanks for the great ideas! I'm a new follower!



Jennifer said...

I have never heard of that book. I just added it to my B&N booklist---c'mon payday!

Rowdy in First Grade