I realized the other day that it was unfair to only provide extra mentor poems, from my mentor poems binder, to kids when I conferred with them. Hence, in addition to handing out a packet of mentor poems after each minilesson, I also put together this new bulletin board, broken-out by category, so that kids could access mentor poems, when they needed them. Plus, I cut out copies of each poem and put them on the board so that kids could also look for what inspires them.
Literacy Consultant. Author. Former 4th and 5th Grade Classroom Teacher.