English Language Arts, Figurative Language, January Activities, Picture Books for Middle School, Picture Books in Middle School, Poetry, What is Mentor Text

5 Winter Picture Books to Teach Figurative Language

In college, my beloved Reading Methods professor read us picture books at the beginning of class. As twenty-something-old college students, we relished those five-ten minutes it took for her to read a book. We could relax, get lost in something other than student teaching hours, seminars, and projects, and just enjoy a good story. When… Continue reading 5 Winter Picture Books to Teach Figurative Language

English Language Arts, What is Mentor Text

Teaching Writing with Roald Dahl Part 1

Growing up, my teachers always had a fondness for Roald Dahl, and for that, I am grateful. Roald Dahl was a British author famous for such works as Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG, James and the Giant Peach, and The Witches. If you haven’t read those books, chances are you’ve seen the above movies.… Continue reading Teaching Writing with Roald Dahl Part 1

What is Mentor Text

What is Mentor Text?

Mentor text serve as an example of what great writing is. It is simply the secret treasure trove to use in order to create and foster great writing.