Steps for using a mentor text to teach author's craft
Great way to teach finding evidence from the text. After reading a book together as a class come up with an argument (ex. Julius is the Baby of the World) and have each class member look through the text to find and cite statements that support this argument. Then go through them as a class and talk about which statements supported the argument and which didn't.
Eclectic Educating: Nonfiction Summary - like the nonfiction tips
Primarily Primary: Authors as Mentors: Mo Willems
Starting the School Year with Kindness as the Expectation – It Happens at Our Library
This Labor Day, host with Stella Artois and invite the group of friends who helped make each summer day special. Enjoy a family-style meal, cherish each other’s company, and reminisce on the summer’s best memories — as you create a new one.