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My Top 10 Picture Books to Use When Modeling Writing to Students

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The Relatives Came by Cynthia Rylant and Stephen Gammell This was my favorite book when I was a kid!

What can we write about? Personal narrative prompt poster - have children generate the subject ideas...class-made chart...add to it as we go through the year.

What can we write about? Personal narrative prompt poster - have children generate the subject ideas.class-made chart.add to it as we go through the year.

have students pick out a picture special to them...then have them write about being "frozen in that moment." what is going on during the time that the picture was taken? Great writing idea!!

Life is Better Messy Anyway: A Peak Into My Writer's Notebook - Writing from a picture

Thank You, Mr. Falker, Those Shoes, and Others---Plus, Read Across America Goodies!

It's raining shoes here! I have so many excellent children's books about shoes. So, here's a book round-up of my favorite picture books about shoes.

How I Spent My Summer Vacation Mark Teague Lesson Plans and Teaching Resources

How I Spent My Summer Vacation Lesson Plans: Author Mark Teague

The Picture Book Teacher's Edition: How I Spent My Summer Vacation by Mark Teague - Great back to school writing project with mentor text.

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EEEK! We started opinion writing last week...only my favorite writing genre to…

12 Opinion Mentor Texts (True Life I'm a Teacher)

We started opinion writing last week.only my favorite writing genre to teach! I& got my favorite mentor texts ready to go, and even found a few new books I can& wait to use!

Diary of a Worm by Doreen Cronin. A young worm discovers, day by day, that there are some very good and some not so good things about being a worm in this great big world.

This writing lesson using Diary of a Worm (one of my favorite kids' books) as a mentor text. - there are about three of them and they are FANTASTIC. diary of a spider and diary of a bee i believe?

Word Walls For Upper Elementary

Word Wall - With Prefixes, Suffixes, Greek and Latin Roots

After studying the classic fairy tales, it's fun to compare the fractured versions.

14 Fractured Fairy Tales

These look like fun! Fractured Fairy Tales Book List (from No Time For Flash Cards)