Analyzing Sentences in Picture Books | teaching

June 2016

4 posts

Picture Book Mentor Texts in the Classroom Part 2 Sentence Structure   Previously in class, we’ve zeroed in on sentences that intrigue us in some way. Maybe it’s the sound of the words, or the picture the words paint in our minds. I called them “golden lines.”   All the while, I’ve been studying the craft …
Picture Book Mentor Texts in the Classroom   During these last few days, my students are so excited because they have a chance to write their own fantasy picture book story, using picture books as mentor texts and models.  Today, two of my students were jumping up and down like they just won the lottery….all …
I have some Picture Books in progress…   A biography – Billy Mills, an Olympic Champion (98% complete) Narrative nonfiction – Honor Flight (95% complete) Fiction- Gabriel’s Winter Count (50% complete)   Looking forward to a productive writing month, maybe even squeezing in some more revisions before July.  
May flew by!   I was away from posting for several reasons: school, continued studying of the author’s craft (Making Picture Book Magic), writing revisions to get ready for WOW Retreat, and last but not least…the chicken pox. I’ll be back on a regular schedule soon.  Thanks for your patience.   NOTE: I’m looking through …
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