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Reading/Writing Instruction
Book Fun
All the Places to
Love
by
Patrica Maclachlan
*Author Study               *Determining Importance
*Narrative Study            *Close Echo
*Making Connections    *Similes
*Visualization                 *Setting Description
*Illustrator Details          *Show, Don't Tell
*Rhythmic Language     *Rich Vocabulary
An Angel for
Solomon Singer
by
Cynthia Rylant
*Author Study                 *Questioning
*Theme                           *Synthesis
*Making Connections      *Similes
*Visualization                   *Setting
(Importance to story)
*Illustrator Details            *Inference
*Problem/Solution            *Rich Vocabulary
Bedhead
by
Margie Palatini
*Author Study                 *Varied Sentence Length
*Problem/Solution           *Elements Story
*Making Connections      *Font Manipulation
*Visualization                   *Setting Changes
*Illustrator Details            *Prediction/Inference
*Characterization             *Ideas-Write What We Know
Big Mama's
by
Donald Crews
*Author Study               *Determining Importance
*Memoir Study              *Varied Sentence Length
*Making Connections    *Ideas-Write What We Know
*Visualization                *Setting Changes
*List Narrative               *Onomatopoeia              
*Vignette Format           *Ideas-Other Books
(Shortcut)
By My Brother's
Side
by
Tiki and Ronde
Barber
*Memoir Study              *Ideas-Write What We Know
*Making Connections    *Weaving details
*Problem/Solution         *Rich Vocabulary
*Prediction/Inference    *Elements of Story
*Visualization                *Passage of Time
*Theme                         *Characterization(
compare/contrast)
*Synthesis
A Camping Spree
with Mr. MaGee
by
Chris Van Dusen
*Fiction Study             *Story in Rhyming Format
*Story Elements          *Sequencing
*Compare/Contrast     *Prediction/Inference
*Character Traits        *5 W's + How
*Rhyming Patterns      *Play on Words
*Questioning               *Story Enhancing Art/Illustrations
*Conventions               *Connections
(t to s, t to w, t to t)
Charlie Anderson
by
Barbara
Abercrombie
*Narrative Study              *Punctuation (simple-? , ! .)
*Making Connections      *Weaving Details
*Prediction/Inference      *Ideas-Write What We Know
*Elements of Story          *Theme
(family relationships)
*Questioning                   *Point of View (3rd person)
*Synthesis                       *Surprise Ending
Creatures of Earth,
Sea, and Sky
by
Georgia Heard
*Poetry Study                *Rhyme and Rhythm
*Punctuation Study       *Patterns
*Simile                           *Personification
*Metaphor                     *Alliteration
*Repeating Line            *Line Breaks
*White Space                *Interpretation
*Observing the World
Flotsam
by
David Wiesner
* Wordless Book Study   *Passage of Time
*Comic Study                  *Questioning
*Prediction/Inference      *Connections
*Theme                           *Circular Story
*Elements of Story          *Visual Storytelling         
Follow the
Drinking Gourd
by
Jeanette Winter
*Historical Fiction Study   *Oral Storytelling
*Elements of Story           *Underground Railroad    
*Prediction/Inference       *Theme                            
*Connections                   *Weaving Details              
*Questioning                    *Characterization              
*Synthesis                        *Using a Story to Teach
Fox
by
Margaret Wild
*Fable/Traditional Literature Study
*Punctuation Study           *Magic of Three
*Elements of Story            *Questioning
*Cause/Effect                    *Theme
*Compare/Contrast           *Unusual Text Format/Font
*Prediction/Inference         *Characterization
*Synthesis                         *Weaving Details
*Mysterious Ending
A Good Night For
Freedom
by
Barb Morrow
*Historical Fiction Study   *Underground Railroad
*Elements of Story           *Weaving Details
*Problem/Solution            *Characterization
*Predictions/Inference      *Theme
*Connections                    *Show, Don't Tell
*Questioning                     *Using a Story to Teach
Hello Ocean
by
Pam Munoz Ryan
*Narrative/Memoir Study    *Repeating Line
*Poetry Study                    *Personification
*Simile/Metaphor               *Rhythm/Rhyme
*Unique Illustrations           *Magic of 3
*Alliteration                        *Theme
*Connections                     *Ideas-Write What We Know
*Observing the World
Knuffle Bunny
by
Mo Willems
*Narrative Study                *Sequencing
*Small Moment                  *Font Manipulation
*Elements of Story            *Weaving Details
*Problem/Solution             *Onomatopoeia
*Characterization              *Theme
*Predictions/Inference       *Connections
*Ideas-Write What We Know
Koala Lou
by
Mem Fox
*Animal Fiction Study         *Prediction/Inference
*Author Study                    *Theme
*Elements of Story             *Word Choice/Vocabulary
*Problem/Solution               *Varied Sentence Patterns
*Characterization                *Weaving Details
*Connections                      *Author's Craft
*Ideas-Write About Life       *Close Echo
The Librarian of
Basra
by
Jeanette Winter
*Non-fiction Study                *Interactive Illustrations
*Point of View/ Perspective        
(Speech bubbles)
*Characterization                 *Connections
*Theme                                *Predictions/Inference
*Characterization                 *Questioning
*Cause/Effect                       *Passage of Time
*Synthesis                            *Using a Story to Teach

Mammoths on the
Move

by
Lisa Wheeler
*Non-fiction Study               *Non-fiction in Story Format
*Science Connections        *Sequencing
*Connections
(T to T, T to W)    *Story Enhancing Art
*Predictions/Inferring          *Varied Sentence Patterns
*Rhyming                            *Alliteration
*Play on Words                   *Conventions
*Compare/Contrast             *Cause/Effect
Night in the County
by
Cynthia Rylant
*Author Study                      *Artful Repetition
*Memoir Study                      *Varied Sentence Patterns
*Punctuation Study              *Similes/Metaphors
*Visualization                       *Sensory Imagery
*Connections                       *Illustrations Enhance Text
*Inference                            *Close Echo
*Observing the World
Owl Moon
by
Jane Yolen
*Memoir Study                     *Mood
*Author Study                      *Similes/Metaphors
*Connections                       *Strong Adjectives
*Visualization                       *Sharpening the Focus
*Setting                                *Theme
*Story Elements                   *Varied Sentence Patterns
*Sensory Details
A Quiet Place
by
Douglas Wood
*Narrative Study                  *Sketching
*Visualization                       *Elaborative Detail
*Connections                       *Artful Use of "and"
*Setting                                *Similes/Metaphors
*Theme                                *Writers Use Imagination
*Characterization                 *Illustrations Enhance Text
*Observing the World
The Paper Bag
Princess
by
Robert Munsch
*Fairy Tales Study                *Old Story, New Twist
*Story Elements                    *Weaving Detail
*Characterization                  *Connections
*Theme                                 *Synthesis
*Problem/Solution                 *Endings
*Prediction/Inference
The Recess Queen
by
Alexis O'Neill
*Personal Narrative Study  *Rhythm/Rhyme  
*Punctuation Study             *Lyrical Text
*Characterization                *Font Manipulation
*Compare/Contrast             *Weaving Details       
*Character Changes           *Repeating Lines
*Alliteration                          *Magic of Three
*Problem/Solution               *Theme
*Connections                      *Ideas-Write What We Know
The Relatives
Came
by
Cynthia Rylant
*Memoir Study                   *Sequencing
*Author Study                    *Passing of Time
*Connections                     *Circular Text Structure
*Focus                               *Illustrations Enhance Story
*Author's Purpose              *Detail
(characters, setting, events)
*Visualization                      *Ideas-Write What We Know
Saturdays and
Teacakes
by
Lester Laminack
*Memoir Study                   *Passing of Time
*Punctuation Study            *Weaving Details
*Elements of Story             *Pacing of a Story
*Connections                     *Strong Lead
*Visualization                     *Transition Words
*Synthesis                         *Onomatopoeia      
*Theme                             *Ideas-Stories from Our Lives
Shortcut
by Donald Crews
*Memoir Study                    *Passing of Time
*Author Study                     *Building Suspense
*Connections                      *Onomatopoiea
*Prediction/Inference          *Font Manipulation
*Visualization                      *Weaving Details
*Theme                               *Small Moment
*Synthesis                           *Varied Sentence Patterns
*Questioning                       *Elements of Story     
*Story Launched from a Previous Story
The Tailypo: A
Ghost Story
by
Joanna C. Galdone
*Folktales/folklore/traditional literature study                 
*Oral Storytelling               *Story Elements
*Sequencing                      *Compare/Contrast Folktales
*Prediction/Inference          *Questioning
*Repeating Line                  *Making Connections
(t to t)
*Rising Action                      *Vocabulary Development
*Onomatopoeia                   *Conventions
Tar Beach
by
Faith Ringgold
*Memoir Study                     *Sketching
*Author Study                      *Descriptive Setting             
*Visualization                       *Inside the Character
*Connections                       *Ideas-Life Experiences      
*Questioning                        *Author's Purpose
*Theme
Thunder Cake
by
Patricia Polacco
*Memoir Study                      *Characterization
*Author Study                       *Weaving Details
*Punctuation Study               *Transitions
*Connections                        *Onomatopoeia
*Prediction/Inference            *Ideas-Life Experiences
*Theme                                 *Elements of Story
*Cause/Effect                        *Figurative Language
*Rich Vocabulary                  *Sensory Detail
*Science Connection
Trollerella
by
Karen  Stegman-
Bourgeois
*Fairy Tales Study                 *Predictions
*Fractured Fairy Tales          *Weaving Details
*Making Connections (t to t)  *Varied Sentence Patterns
*Visualization                         *Setting Description
*Illustrator Details                   *Characterization
*Story Elements                     *Play on Words
*Old Story, New Twist             *Conventions
*Compare/Contrast                *Sentence Structure
Twilight Comes
Twice
by
Ralph Fletcher
*Author Study                     *Passage of Time
*Narrowing Time Focus      *Similes
*Sensory Imagery               *Metaphors
*Visualization                      *Rich Vocabulary
*Descriptive Setting            *Vivid Verbs
Up North at the
Cabin
by
Marsha Chall
*Memoir Study                  *Sketching
*Descriptive Setting          *Focused, Detailed Vignettes
*Connections                    *Repeating Line
*Visualization                    *Text Structure
*Magic of Three                *Rhythm
*Similes                             *Metaphors
*Ideas-Life Experiences    *Word Choice-Sensory Image
The Wall
by Eve Bunting
*Personal Narrative Study  *Compare/Contrast
*Author Study                     *Small Moment
*Author Study                     *Use of a Story to Teach NF
*Current Events-War          *Characterization
*Patriotism                          *Determining Importance
*Connections                      *Author's Purpose
*Questioning                       *Synthesis
When I Grow Old
With You
by
Angela Johnson
*Memoir Study                *Vignettes
*Author Study                 *Repeating Line
*Family Relationships     *Ideas-Write What We Know
*Connections                  *Illustrations Enhance Meaning
*Visualization                  *See-saw Text Structure   
*Synthesis                       *Rhythmic Language   
*Determining Importance
     
Reading-Writing Connection - Touchstones
***These are my favorite mentor text to use over and over across the school year***
Kindergarten
Denise Fleming
Leo Lionni
Eric Carle
Dr. Seuss
David Shannon
Mo Willems
1st Grade
Angela Johnson
Eric Carle
Kevin Henkes
Laura Numeroff
Mercer Mayer
Donald Crews
Audrey Wood
Mem Fox
Norman Bridwell
2nd Grade
Jan Brett
Margaret Wise Brown
Gail Gibbons
Lee Bennett Hopkins
Ezra Jack Keats
Robert Munsch
Margie Palatini
3rd Grade
Marc Brown
Tomie DePaolo
Gail Gibbons
Laura Ingalls Wilder
Helen Lester
Jack Prelutsky
Peggy Rathmann
James Whitcomb Riley
Cynthia Rylant
Jane Yolen
4th Grade
Jim Arnosky
Eve Bunting Kristine
O'Connell George
Linda Oatman High
Patricia MacLachlan
Patricia Polacco
Allen Say
David Wiesner
Jane Yolen
5th Grade
Andrew Clements
Ralph Fletcher
Jean Fritz Langston
Hughes
Tony Johnston
Kathryn Lasky
Megan McDonald
Seymour Simon
Chris Van Allsburg
Jacqueline Woodson
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