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[Mentor Text Monday] What Should Be

I recently began to listen to an audiobook during my work commute- A Crooked Kind of Perfect by Linda Urban. From the first chapter I was thinking about the writing as a possible mentor text (which was especially hard considering I … Continue reading

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Things I’m Loving Friday, Volume 6

I love writing these posts because they force me to stop and think about what is making me happy as a learner and a leader. Similar to the idea of a happy file, I find these lists remind me of … Continue reading

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[Abecedary of Reflection] Voice

V: Voice One of the best parts about blogging is that it provides me with a chance to find my voice as a writer. I’ve written before about how important I think it is for for learners (both children and … Continue reading

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[Mentor Text Monday] Byrd Baylor

For today’s mentor text I’m going to share two of my favorite picture books by Byrd Baylor, illustrated by Peter Parnall. Not only are both of these books incredibly sweet stories with beautiful illustrations, but they lend themselves to an … Continue reading

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[Mentor Text Monday] This is Not My Hat

Today I would like to discuss a mentor text idea using the incredibly creative This is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen. First of all, if you have not yet read this book, go read it immediately! It is one … Continue reading

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[Mentor Text Monday] The Mysteries of Harris Burdick

For my next installment of Mentor Text Monday I would like to share how I would use The Mysteries of Harris Burdick as a mentor text. This book, by Chris Van Allsburg, is actually a picture book with phenomenal pictures … Continue reading

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[Mentor Text Monday] Divergent Dashes

Inspired by my friend and colleague Barb, I plan to post regular editions of Mentor Text Monday. I began reading Divergent, by Veronica Roth, at the same time I observed a 6th grade teacher helping her students learn about the … Continue reading

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