Teach Mentor Texts.
This past week I was busy doing some work for the district for 3 days so I didn't get as much read as I would have liked. But here's what I did read!
Mal and Chad: Food Fight by Stephen McCranie
2nd book in this graphic novel series. Mal goes on another adventure with his pet dog Chad. This time Mal is trying to help his companion with his recurring nightmares.
Spirit Animals: Wild Born by Brandon Mull
In this first book of the Spirit Animals series, four children summon fallen spirit animals and must work together to begin to fight to save Erdas. The 4 children have different personalities that keeps the reader wanting to know more about the characters. I'm anxious to see how these characters develop in the following books.
Clementine and the Spring Trip by Sara Pennypacker
Another great Clementine book!
Love That Dog by Sharon Creech
This book makes me smile! I love how the character, Jack, develops in the book.
A Tangle of Knots by Lisa Graff
This story is told from many different viewpoints. Graff does a wonderful job of intricately weaving all the characters together. This book will make you hungry for cake!
Nobody Asked the Pea by John Warren Stewig
Each character gives their viewpoint in the classic The Princess and the Pea.
Chopsticks by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Cute story about friendship. The two chopsticks do everything together until one gets hurt. The other chopstick must learn to do things on his own.
Hilda and the Midnight Giant by Luke Pearson
In this graphic novel, Hilda discovers magic around her. She tries to make peace with the people around her so her and her mom can stay in their home.
I love Alvin! This book had me chuckling all the way through it! Alvin has face his fear of camping and being in the wilderness.
This week I will be heading to Indiana for All Write 2013 so we'll see how much reading I am able to get done! Looking forward to learning a lot and meeting new people!