My class is an active group of fourth graders who love to move and socialize. We love to read and talk about books! We have all levels of readers in our classroom, some that are just beginning to experience the love of reading a good book, and then there are those who have already been on a thousand trips with their favorite characters!
Our school has a variety of students who come from all different socioeconomic backgrounds.
Some of those students don't always have access to books and reading materials, and our classroom and school library is the only place they have to find books. Books are always a true need for all classrooms!
The Jennifer Serravallo Go-To Books - (Grade 3 and 4) will help my students to see how some of their favorite authors use craft to tell their stories, and serve as excellent examples of what good writing looks and sounds like.
The inspiration for this project came from a Summer Writing Camp led by Jennifer Serravello, that I participated in online over the summer.
The camp was based on Jennifer's book, Writing Strategies Book. I became so excited about writing everyday, and truly want to share what I learned with my students. Everyday for FIVE weeks, Jennifer shared a mini-lesson and a mentor text to compliment the strategy. I can assure you that there were days that without the quality mentor texts provided, I would have been totally perplexed, so I can only imagine how my students must feel when they are expected to write something without adequate models.
I know that these books will not only serve as mentor texts for writing lessons, but will also be a treasured addition to our read aloud collection for our classroom!
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