Do you want to really push yourself as a writer? Sometimes a challenge is what we need.
Marcie Colleen and I not only share a first name (spelled the same way and everything), but we also share a love of picture books and mentor texts. When I do presentations about mentor texts for teachers or writers, I always tell them, you must not just study the mentors, you have to use the […]
MONSTORE by Tara Lazar Illustrated by James Burks Aladdin, 2013 Summary: Zack needs a monster to keep his sister away from his room, but every monster he buys doesn’t work, and buying more monsters doesn’t work either. He has to find a solution to his monstrosity of a problem. Mentor Text Writing Skills: * […]
JAMBERRY by Bruce Degan HarperCollins, 1983 Summary: A poem featuring all kinds of berries. Mentor Text Writing Skills: * Word play For more information about mentor texts, check out these links: Mentor Text Resources Mentor Text Lesson Plans Mentor Text Tips Glossary of Mentor Text Terms List of all Picture Book Month Posts […]
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