I worked on the Reading-Writing Connections Document for Those Shoes until 12:30 a.m. Here are two examples of the way I set it up: Craft MovePage Number(s)Why the Author Might Be Doing This…Varied Sentence LengthsPgs. 2, 15 & 30One thing writers do is vary the lengths of their sentences when they write. If an author… Continue reading Those Shoes: The Mentor Text Teaching Document
I realize I'm a bit late to the "Those Shoes Party," which is a touching text written by Maribeth Boelts and illustrated by Noah Z. Jones. Those Shoes was published in 2007 and is the story of a little boy who desperately wants the shoes that nearly everyone else in school has. The catch? His… Continue reading The Makings of a TRUE Mentor Text
My copy of When It's the Last Day of School by Maribeth Boelts is missing. With the end of the school year being tomorrow, I'm a bit frantic about finding it. I'm sure it's at school, in my picture book bookshelf filed under "B" for "Boelts," however, I'm not 100% sure. Last year, when I… Continue reading It teaches precise details… AND it’s missing!