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Barbara Surritte-Barker
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Jean Zordell replied to Barbara Surritte-Barker's discussion I Love You the Purplest... in the group Persuasive Writing Ideas
"This story also reminds me of Dr. Suess's book, My Many Different Colored Days. In this book the reader has many different colored days. The students loved telling others in the classroom what a "yellow" day would be like for them. On…"
Nov 9, 2009
Julie Moyle replied to Barbara Surritte-Barker's discussion I Love You the Purplest... in the group Persuasive Writing Ideas
"Thanks Barbara..I love the description of purple....All colors conjure up some kind of description.."
Nov 8, 2009
Barbara Surritte-Barker added a discussion to the group Persuasive Writing Ideas
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I Love You the Purplest...

Julie this is a great idea! I love using this mentor text in my classroom. Along with I Love You the Purplest, I've used Hailstones and Halibut Bones by Mary O'Neil and John Wallner to support the brainstorming process. Such a descriptive piece, it really helps to bring the colors alive. Using sensory details, each color of the rainbow is celebrated in a unique way. "What is Purple? Time is purple just before night, when most people turn on the light--" Either as a stand alone mentor text or as…See More
Nov 8, 2009
Sheryl Blagen replied to Barbara Surritte-Barker's discussion Gobble, Gobble... in the group Persuasive Writing Ideas
"Great idea! Drawing an illustration would be great. Brainstorming why the turkey should not be eaten is a humorous way to get thoughts down. Way to go! "
Nov 6, 2009
Barbara Surritte-Barker replied to Barbara Surritte-Barker's discussion Gobble, Gobble... in the group Teaching Persuasive Writing
"You're funny Joe. I was actually thinking about hiring an artist to come in and create an illustration, know anyone?"
Nov 4, 2009
Joe Ernst replied to Barbara Surritte-Barker's discussion Gobble, Gobble... in the group Teaching Persuasive Writing
"Clever idea! Perhaps you could continue to get more buy in by eating a turkey sandwich while explaining the assignment:) It sounds like a great connection and a way of making material relevant for students."
Nov 4, 2009
Barbara Surritte-Barker replied to Adriana Peachay's discussion Mentor Text Review: Appreciating idiosyncrasy in the group Teaching Persuasive Writing
"Maybe showing segments from the show, Clean House, would be helpful."
Nov 2, 2009
Barbara Surritte-Barker replied to Angela Morss's discussion Defending Vs. Challenging the Protagonist in the group Teaching Persuasive Writing
"Hey Angela - Love this idea. A great resource for persuasive language is Words that Sell by Richard Bayan. There is a whole section on persuading the reader. B"
Nov 2, 2009
Barbara Surritte-Barker added a discussion to the group Teaching Persuasive Writing
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Gobble, Gobble...

“Luck, bad if not good, will always be with us. But it has a way of favoring the intelligent and showing its back to the stupid.” John DeweyIn the picture book, My Lucky Day, by Keiko Kasza, a hungry and naïve fox is surprised to find his dinner knocking at his door. Could this be his lucky day? Unfortunately, an intelligent and somewhat sly pig has other ideas. Using the power of persuasion, and a keenness for trickery, the pig outwits the fox and ultimately ends up clean, fat and happy. The…See More
Nov 2, 2009

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