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Traits of Writing Mentor Texts:Conventions

last modified on 03/17/2008

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The Six-Trait writing model, developed by Ruth Culham, is an effective way to teach and assess student writing. The picture books in this list can serve as mentor texts to teach conventions.

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A Mink, a Fink, a Skating Rink: What is a Noun?

by Brian P. Cleary, illustrated by Jenya Prosmitsky

Interest Level: Grades K - 2

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz

Genre: General Nonfiction

Resources: Yes

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The rhyming text and bright, colorful illustrations bring the topic of nouns alive for your students. Have your students try to write their own rhyming text centered around common and proper nouns.

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Eats, Shoots & Leaves: Why, Commas Really Do Make a Difference!

by Lynne Truss, illustrated by Bonnie Timmons

Interest Level: Grades K - 3

Grade Level Equivalent: 1.6

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz

Genre: General Nonfiction

Resources: Yes

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Use this hilarious book to begin or reinforce the importance of commas. Humorous sentences and illustrations are included.

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Hairy, Scary, Ordinary: What Is an Adjective?

(Words Are Categorical)

Interest Level: Grades K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent: 3.1

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: General Nonfiction, Poetry and Rhymes

Resources: Yes

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Humorous book that highlights adjectives and more adjectives. Have students create bookmarks with sensory words to use in their descriptive writing. Example-Cold- shivering, vapors of breath, rubbing hands together.

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Hooray for Diffendoofer Day!

by Jack Prelutsky and Dr Seuss, illustrated by Lane Smith

Interest Level: Grades PreK - 3

Grade Level Equivalent: 3.9

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Comedy and Humor

Resources: Yes

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The appendix is a great lesson on revision. It shows students that fabulous authors like Dr. Seuss revise, revise, revise!

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I and You and Don't Forget Who: What Is a Pronoun?

(Words Are Categorical)

by Brian P. Cleary, illustrated by Brian Gable

Interest Level: Grades 2 - 4

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz

Genre: General Nonfiction

Resources: Yes

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All types of pronouns are explained in this colorful book-possessive, demonstrative, indefinite, and interrogative. Have students edit a piece of their writing replacing repetitive nouns with appropriate pronouns.

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Punctuation Takes a Vacation

by Robin Pulver, illustrated by Lynn Rowe Reed

Interest Level: Grades K - 2

Grade Level Equivalent: 2.9

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Comedy and Humor

Resources: Yes

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Introduction to mini-lesson or review on punctuation. Discuss with your students what would happen if question marks, exclamation points, commas, periods, and apostrophes did not exist. Share some funny examples from the book.

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Your Move

by Eve Bunting, illustrated by James E. Ransome

Interest Level: Grades 3 - 5

Grade Level Equivalent: 2.8

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Realistic Fiction

Resources: Yes

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Explore dialogue and punctuation with this entertaining book. It also contains a serious message about making right decisions.

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