I’ve been pouring over Allan Ahlberg’s The Pencil, which came out last year, but came on to my radar a few weeks ago. I’ve been trying to figure out how to use it as a mentor text with my students, which is why I haven’t written about it yet. However, after a lot of deliberation, I’ve realized that it is great for teaching kids how to use punctuation strategically, which will subsequently make their pieces have voice.
Stay tuned for the craft table, which I’ll be producing in the next 48 hours.
Literacy Consultant. Author. Former 4th and 5th Grade Classroom Teacher.