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Hi, Koo! A Year of Seasons Written and illustrated by Jon J. Muth Scholastic Press, 2014 I’m a huge fan of haiku books, and I have a huge collection of haiku picture books. For an annotated haiku book list, click here. This particular book follows Koo, a panda, through the seasons, capturing some small details […]
BEETLE BOP By Denise Fleming Scholastic, 2007 Summary: This poetic text follows beetles as they move through nature. Mentor Text Writing Skills: * Specificity * Word Choice * Vivid Verbs For more information about mentor texts, check out these links: Mentor Text Resources Mentor Text Lesson Plans Mentor Text Tips Glossary of Mentor […]
“Imagination, which is a quality writers must have, does not mean the ability to weave stories out of nothing. In the right sense, imagination is a response to what is going on—a sensitiveness to which outside things appeal. It is a composition of sympathy and observation.” —Willa Cather, from an Interview in Lincoln Daily Star […]
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