Picture Book Month Day 17: Picture Books as Writing Mentor Texts Featuring BUFFALO MUSIC



buffalo music


By Tracey E. Fern

Illustrated by Lauren Castillo

Clarion, 2008


Inspired by the story of Mary Ann Goodnight, this historical fiction story is about a young lady who raised orphan buffalo in Texas and eventually sent them to Yellowstone National Park.

Mentor Text Writing Skills:

* Voice

* Figurative Language

* Sensory Words

* Onomatopoeia

* Vivid Verbs

* Specificity

* Word Choice


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Glossary of Mentor Text Terms

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  1. Thank you for introducing me to this book! Put it directly onto my library list.