Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Workshop Wednesday- Mentor Texts

Back to your regularly scheduled education.... ;)

What's up?

It's Wednesday, which means I'm linking up with Jivey for her Workshop Wednesday series.

Today's topic? Mentor Texts!

I've previously blogged about my Mentor Text library here.

For a refresher, my Mentor Text library looks like this:

And my books are labeled, like this:

But I thought I would go into more detail about what books I have in my 6 Traits bucket, which is where I pull most of my Mentor Texts from when I am teaching writing.

A lot of my books overlap with the traits (they're usually good for more than one)-so I won't be listing the individual traits-that's another post! (many other posts!)

The Books:

I Wanna New Room; Diary of a Wombat

Weslandia; Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge; One Tiny Turtle

Sloppy Joe; Chester; Harriet, You'll Drive Me Wild!

Jeremy Draws a Monster; Memoirs of a Goldfish; I Wanna Iguana

A Tree Named Steve; Thunder-Boomer!; How I Spent My Summer Vacation

Swim! Swim!; What Do You Do With a Tail Like This?; How to Be a Good Friend

Eats, Shoots & Leaves; It's Okay to Be Different; Hello Ocean

Encounter; Substitute Creacher; Work's Adventures with Lewis and Clark

LaRue Across America; If Dogs Were Dinosaurs; LaRue for Mayor

I hope you found some new books for teaching writing!

Today's Outfit
Top & Pants: JCP
Tank: Target
Shoes: Payless

Halfway through the week! Come on Spring, come and join us!

Smiles and Sunshine,


  1. I have many of these, but then many I haven't seen before so I'm excited to add them to my book list!!! :)

  2. Thank you so much for sharing all of these books. We just read I Wanna New Room last week! I have some new books to check out for sure.

    Looking From Third to Fourth

  3. Oh, there are so many great books here that I use all the time and some of these I don't know but I'm going to have to get!! I'm gonna have to twist your arm to join our Mentor Text linky every week so you can start sharing HOW you use these books!!!! (of course, then that gives me a REASON to buy WIN!)

    Collaboration Cuties

  4. I love your blog's super cute - I just came across your blog and am your newest follower :) I love all the new book titles :)
    Doodling Around in 6th Grade

  5. Love all of your books. I use many of them, but a few are new. Thanks for sharing!
    Hunter's Tales from Teaching

  6. Thank you so much for sharing! There are a lot of new titles here that I need to check out:) I just found your blog for the first time...yay!! I always love finding more 4th grade teachers to connect with (and another one from Northeastern U.S.!). You will have to check out the new linky I started on Tuesdays each week:)
    Fourth Grade Flipper

  7. You have some really great books pictured! Love it!
    Conversations in Literacy


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