I'm off to go outleting with some of my college friends (who I haven't seen in almost a YEAR!) in Kittery.
Before I leave though (at an absurd hour for me on a Sunday ;), I wanted to link up with Collaboration Cutie's Mentor Text Linky.
I wanted to share with you one of my very favorite books for teaching writing: Thunder Boomer by Shutta Crum.
I LOVE this book...it has such vivid and great word choice, as well as using a lot of onomatopoeia (why do I always spell that wrong?). This book banishes boring words to bring to life a vivid visualization of what a summer storm on the prairie looks and sounds likes.
The illustrations are no slouch either.
Don't you just love those sound words written across the page?!!
It's also a great example for a personal narrative introduction, because it focuses in on a specific moment...it's a great seed story!! :)
You can use Thunder Boomer to teach visualization (image the drawings that could come from it!), prediction, inferencing, story structure, plot and more.
It's a truly versatile mentor text for Reading, Writing or just plain fun!
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Happy Sunday! (only 3 Monday's left!)
Smiles and Sunshine,