Writing Lesson of the Month Network

...sharing thoughtful, mentor text-inspired lessons your students will love!

In Northern Nevada, we believe the best writing lessons are inspired by great mentor texts. All of the lessons posted at our Primary Writing Webpage (http://writingfix.com/traits_primary.htm) as well as in our "6 x 6 Guide" are solidly linked to a published piece of writing.

WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE MENTOR TEXT to inspire your primary writers? Share the book title and an overview of what you have your students write!

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Owl Moon by Jane Yolen
The Apron by Eric Carle
The Little Mouse, the Ripe Red Strawberry and the Big Hungry Bear
Looking for more ideas!!
I am looking forward to using Not A Box by Antoinette Portis next week.

The book features a rabbit who sees more than a box in front of him. I will focus on idea development and word choice for this lesson encouraging the use of details in describing their box creation so that readers can visualize what they are thinking too. Together we will brainstorm class ideas for a box i will have in the room. Using positional words i will pose questions like: What could it be if we are in the box, on top of the box, beside the box, under the box, I am going to have my students explore what the box is to them and where it would take them in their imagination. We are going to recycle paper box lids from the work room to publish writing onto with a red crayon as the book has done in its illustrations, and the students will include a picture of themselves in their "not-a-box" illustration.

I am so thrilled to have found this book!! Enjoy :)
Library Mouse
Great book for introducing writing workshop and talking about all children being authors




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