I'm linking up with Amanda and Stacia from Collaboration Cuties for their new mentor text linky party! I love that they're having this linky each week to highlight amazing books and authors that many teachers might not know about. I must admit that mentor texts are not my strong suit, so this definitely going to be a learning experience for me, I'm really excited about it! =) Head on over to Collaboration Cuties to share your best mentor texts!
I really like the book June 29, 1999 by David Wiesner! I've used it for the past few years to review making inferences, alliteration and vocabulary development. I also tie it into our planting unit during Spring time. =) In this story, Holly Evans launches vegetable seedlings into the sky in order to study extraterrestrial effects on the growth and development of those seedlings. On June 29, 1999 HUGE vegetables start appearing all over the United States! After a few days of news stories about these vegetables, Holly concludes that these vegetables could not be hers because she did not have arugula seeds in her experiment. She wonders where these vegetables could be coming from? It's not until the end that the hilarious and unexpected twist happens! David Wiesner uses humor, minimal text, amazing illustrations, and alliteration to tell this fabulous story! I've used this book in 1st and 2nd grades, but I think it would work for any elementary grade. =)
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I'm off to enjoy this awesome Florida Spring weather, but you should Head on over to Collaboration Cuties to check out some other great mentor texts for Language Arts!!