Monday, September 13, 2010

Mentor Text

Today my students and I looked at the book Saturdays and Teacakes with the purpose of what can I learn as a writer from this author. We discussed how when we read we can use a writer's eye and see what lessons we can learn from the author.  A few things we discovered that we want to work on this week

  • our writing has meaning
  • our writing should create mental images so our reader can picture it
  • we write to remember
  • we use similes, onomatopoeia, alliteration
Our  focus this week is realizing that our writing must have meaning for the writer and a message to the reader.   With small moment writing this is a key piece to the concept. The piece must have meaning.  Meaning is getting to the heart of the story. So I ask you, what message are you sending your readers today?  What is your idea to the world?

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like your kids took a lot away from Laminack's book.

    I'll have to think more about those questions...