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The Best Story - one of the first books read each year in Writer's Workshop. It's great for teaching where writer's get their ideas. In the end, the main character learns that the best story comes from your heart. After reading it, give each student a paper heart and they fill it with words/pictures of the things/people they love. I'm interested in looking at this book.

The Best Story - one of the first books read each year in Writer's Workshop. It's great for teaching where writer's get their ideas. In the end, the main character learns that the best story comes from your heart. After reading it, give each student a paper heart and they fill it with words/pictures of the things/people they love. I'm interested in looking at this book.

Writing Mentor Texts - next week I will begin teaching the Lucy Calkins writing program and found this website to be very useful for finding texts that display the writing objectives I will be teaching.

Writing Mentor Texts - next week I will begin teaching the Lucy Calkins writing program and found this website to be very useful for finding texts that display the writing objectives I will be teaching.

Figurative language- similies, metaphors, alliteration, etc. Examples of books as well as anchor charts and activities for each! USE THIS PULLMAN TEAM!

Figurative language- similies, metaphors, alliteration, etc. Examples of books as well as anchor charts and activities for each! USE THIS PULLMAN TEAM!

Some great mentor texts here for narrative, informational, and opinion/persuasive writing!!

Writing Workshop Mentor Texts for 1st and 2nd Grade

Great mentor texts (books) to use for for modeled writing activities in a homeschooling or classroom setting.

Mentor Texts To Use For Modeled Writing

Great mentor texts (books) to use for for modeled writing activities in a homeschooling or classroom setting.

Reading Mentor Texts for various reading strategies. Lots of great ideas and books to go along.

Reading Mentor Texts for various reading strategies. Lots of great ideas and books to go along.

Nonfiction Text Structures/Nonfiction Teaching/Mentor Texts | Mrs. Judy Araujo, Reading Specialist

Nonfiction Text Structures/Nonfiction Teaching/Mentor Texts | Mrs. Judy Araujo, Reading Specialist

Ideas for using mentor texts and a list of 45 narrative, informational, and opinion/persuasive mentor texts

Writing Workshop Mentor Texts for 1st and 2nd Grade

Ideas for using mentor texts and a list of 45 narrative, informational, and opinion/persuasive mentor texts

Grades 6-8 | #writing #memoir #books #teachersNo Pretty Pictures | Writing Workshop | Memoir best-seller that sparks text-to-self and text-to-world connections and inspires students to write about their own life experiences.

Grades 6-8 | #writing #memoir #books #teachersNo Pretty Pictures | Writing Workshop | Memoir best-seller that sparks text-to-self and text-to-world connections and inspires students to write about their own life experiences.


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Last week we focused on one of my very favorite skills to teach: making inferences. Although this skill is not explicitly in the common core standards for 2nd grade, it is part of CAFE. Also, RL2.1…

Inferring in Second Grade -

Last week we focused on one of my very favorite skills to teach: making inferences. Although this skill is not explicitly in the common core standards for 2nd grade, it is part of CAFE. Also, RL2.1…

Texts for each of the six writing traits!! Another thing I wished I had at the beginning of the school year!! Awesome!

Texts for each of the six writing traits!! Another thing I wished I had at the beginning of the school year!! Awesome!

I make a conferring schedule, with each kid having a day that they know I will confer with them. That makes it more manageable for me to get to everyone.

I make a conferring schedule, with each kid having a day that they know I will confer with them. That makes it more manageable for me to get to everyone.

Great books to use for teaching small moments in writing! Lots of other great ideas for building a better narrative too!

Small moments writing for big impact with narratives

Great books to use for teaching small moments in writing! Lots of other great ideas for building a better narrative too!

A fabulous story of a girl with perseverance and grit. She works through her obstacles to create something magnificent. included in this  post are links for a trailer and another by the author. PERFECT Book for beginning of year

A fabulous story of a girl with perseverance and grit. She works through her obstacles to create something magnificent. included in this post are links for a trailer and another by the author. PERFECT Book for beginning of year

10 Picture Books That Inspire Kids to Write -- with short descriptions of how and why.  Now I want to read My Map Book!

10 Picture Books That Inspire Kids to Write -- with short descriptions of how and why. Now I want to read My Map Book!

Teaching Point of View  Dear Mrs. LaRue Letters from Obedience School by Mark Teague

Teaching Point of View Dear Mrs. LaRue Letters from Obedience School by Mark Teague

10 for 10- Ten Mentor Texts to Use for Modeling Writing. growingbookbybook.com shares their favorite 10 books to use during writer's workshop.

Mentor Texts To Use For Modeled Writing

10 for 10- Ten Mentor Texts to Use for Modeling Writing. growingbookbybook.com shares their favorite 10 books to use during writer's workshop.

Pinner says: "This is the CUTEST writing assignment EVER!!! I did this a few years ago and their ideas of my secret life were hilarious!"

Pinner says: "This is the CUTEST writing assignment EVER!!! I did this a few years ago and their ideas of my secret life were hilarious!"

Sincerely Yours: Writing Your Own Letter (Writer's Toolbox)

FUN Ways to Teach Letter Writing