I'm really thankful for this long weekend! It gives me a chance to catch up with everyone's blog and have some down time after the first two nonstop weeks of school! I just noticed that I'm almost at 100 followers... WOW! I can't believe it! I started this blog to share some ideas at the prompting of a few coworkers and look where its at now?! I've started planning my 100 follower giveaway. I'm so exited to spread some blogger love! Until then.... I'm sharing the love of books!
Today, I'm linking up with Amanda and Stacia from Collaboration Cuties for another Must Read Mentor Text! This week the theme of the text is Language Arts... I have so many books I absolutely love to read for Language Arts but the book I'm sharing today is a book I purchased just last year after an amazing co-worker and blogging buddy, Amy from the Art of Teaching shared it at a Professional Development last year. After flipping through the first few pages, I just knew I had to have my own copy of Bedhead by Margie Palatini.
It's picture day and poor Oliver wakes up with the worse case of.... BEDHEAD! Oh no! This book is great for teaching all things literary! It's great for making connections, inferences, and using schema. But, I personally I love using this book to teaching fresh language and figurative language. Margie Palatini has such a rich vocabulary and vibrant writing style. This book is chocked full of powerful verbs and adjectives as well as creative ways to structure a sentence. It's definitely ANYTHING but boring when you're looking to teach creative uses for punctuation or sentence variety. Here's a glance at the first two pages...
Hope everyone has a wonderful (and well-groomed) Labor Day weekend!