Analytical Writing Traits are so important to teach to my low income, ELL (English Language Learners) students. They typically enter kindergarten knowing 10,000 words less than other students with a higher economic status.
As a fourth grade teacher, it is my job to prepare my students to write and to be able to pass the fifth grade writing test here in Nevada.
We are a Title I low income neighborhood school, and we offer education to our students that will give them the chance to improve their lives.
At a recent conference I attended, I received a list of “Mentor Texts” that will provide these much needed writing examples to my students. I am requesting books that include examples of Ideas, Voice, Organization, Conventions, Word Choice, and Sentence Fluency, which are the writing traits I focus on in my instruction.
These books are important to my class because they present the information in a colorful and engaging manner that can be reviewed over and over again.
This will also help other fourth grade teachers, as I can allow them to borrow these books for their lessons too!Read More
|The Night I Followed the Dog Nina Laden, Nina Laden (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS||$13.79||1||$13.79|
|The Important Book Margaret Wise Brown, Leonard Weisgard (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS||$5.97||1||$5.97|
|The Kissing Hand Audrey Penn, Ruth E. Harper (Illustrator), Nancy M. Leak (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS||$11.59||1||$11.59|
|The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs Jon Scieszka, A. Wolf, Lane Smith (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS||$6.83||1||$6.83|
|Fly Away Home Eve Bunting, Ronald Himler (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS||$5.97||1||$5.97|
|Yo! Yes? Chris Raschka, Chris Raschka (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS||$5.97||1||$5.97|
|Eats, Shoots & Leaves: Why, Commas Really Do Make a Difference! Lynne Truss, Bonnie Timmons (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS||$10.93||1||$10.93|
|I Love You the Purplest Barbara M. Joosse, Barbara Lavallee (Illustrator), Mary Whyte (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS||$11.61||1||$11.61|
|Time for Bed Mem Fox, Jane Dyer (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS||$5.93||1||$5.93|
|The Table Where Rich People Sit Byrd Baylor, Peter Parnall (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS||$5.97||1||$5.97|
|Secret Knowledge of Grown-ups David Wisniewski, David Wisniewski (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS||$5.97||1||$5.97|
|Secret Knowledge of Grown-Ups: The Second File David Wisniewski, David Wisniewski (Illustrator) • AKJ BOOKS||$12.98||1||$12.98|
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This classroom project was brought to life by Lincy Foundation and one other donor.