Maybe we can’t change this whole broken system overnight, but we can make little changes that can create big impact over time.
Yes, we can teach standards with mentor texts. Of course, please, align them and use them purposefully and intentionally in your planning. You know, I’m an instructional coach so, I’m like, yes, do that. [continue reading] However, use of mentor texts like picture books (at any level), poetry, essays, excerpts of essays, multimedia sources, speeches, … Continue reading What are you truly using mentor texts for?
Finding new children's books that speak to my soul is my passion. Finding new children's books that speak to my soul, allow me to learn new things and connect to life is my passion on overload. That is what this book, Ten Ways to Hear Snow written by Cathy Camper and illustrated by Kenard Pak, … Continue reading Using Mentor Texts to Teach Reading Skills: Ten Ways to Hear Snow