Workshop Wednesday: Mentor Texts for Teaching Adjectives

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I am stuffed.

Stuffed full of knowledge, teaching strategies, curriculum development processes, and inspiration! And don't even get me started on all of the delicious food I've eaten in the past two days...


I am South Carolina at a teaching conference - and while it's been wonderful, my brain is definitely on information-overload. I am taking a "brain break" to link up with Jivey for her Wednesday Workshop linky party.

This week's theme is mentor texts - oh how I LOVE children's books. 
I buy them all of the time. 
Ask my husband. 
Ask my credit card.
I scour garage sales, pounce on free book tables at libraries, scour Scholastic Book clubs, beg, and plead for more books!

First of all, let me say that I read to my students daily.

Yes, you remember correctly - I teach fifth grade.

aka...Big kids.

Who LOVE to be read to.

I have TONS of great books that I use in the classroom, but today's post is going to be about books I use when we're discussing adjectives (because that's what we're doing now, so I've got adjectives on the brain). Plus - adjectives help develop an author's unique voice and story-telling style.

Here are some great ones:

Book about Adjectives
Great for introducing the concept and identifying examples

Pig, Pigger, Piggest
An excellent choice when covering comparative adjectives

SO funny!

Now, I don't like to teach grammar in isolation, so when we study a specific part of speech (which is feels like we are always doing) then I like to read examples of author's using that part of speech effectively. We go on scavenger hunts around the classroom and through books to find examples of vivid, exciting, thought-provoking, writing-enhancing adjectives.

And to accompany our study of adjectives, I have created this wonderful packet:


This fun and engaging packet that gets your kiddos up and moving - and excited about grammar! can be yours for only $1! 

And for one lucky winner, this can be yours for FREE!

Here's what you need to do:

  • Pin a picture
  • In the comments section of this post, leave the url to the pin AND an adjective that describes YOU!
The winner will be randomly chosen tomorrow night!

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