Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Mentor texts for the May writing assignment from Corbett Harrison. Enjoy!
Wow! I had numerous emails this morning from wonderful teachers asking me to choose a cheaper and not-out-of-print mentor texts, like "31 Uses for a Mom," for future lessons. When I first announced this lesson a few weeks back, there were dozens of used copies available at Amazon for less than $5. Now the cheapest one is $35, which is ridiculous, I agree.
So...here are some alternative mentor texts that would work just as well--perhaps even better because the students couldn't "borrow" directly from author Harriet Ziefert--as they brainstorm uses for the Mom.
"39 Uses for a Friend": http://www.amazon.com/39-Uses-Friend-Harriet-Ziefert/dp/0399236163/ref=pd_sim_b_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=1DBTPFB03TP5W5SVQJ36 Looks like there are currently used copies for a penny!
"41 Uses for a Grandma": http://www.amazon.com/41-Uses-Grandma-Harriet-Ziefert/dp/1609051068/ref=pd_sim_b_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=1DBTPFB03TP5W5SVQJ36
"33 Uses for a Dad": http://www.amazon.com/33-Uses-Dad-Amanda-Haley/dp/1593540280/ref=pd_sim_b_3?ie=UTF8&refRID=1DBTPFB03TP5W5SVQJ36 Copies for a penny and reasonably priced new copies!
"40 Uses for a Grandpa": http://www.amazon.com/40-Uses-Grandpa-Harriet-Ziefert/dp/1609052765/ref=pd_sim_b_5?ie=UTF8&refRID=1DBTPFB03TP5W5SVQJ36
No promises on how fast the reasonably-priced copies will go. In two weeks, you users of this cleaned off Amazon's shelves of all the used copies "31 Uses for a Mom". And never forget about your library! I've seen many of Ziefert's books in my nearest branch's picture book section.
--Corbett HarrisonVisit Writing Lesson of the Month Network at: http://writinglesson.ning.com/?xg_source=msg_mes_network