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Creating a Feast for the Senses With Mentor Texts

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Creating a Feast for the Senses With Mentor Texts

Grades 3 – 6
Lesson Plan Type Minilesson
Estimated Time Two 60-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Mya Mikkelsen

Mya Mikkelsen

Saint Joseph, Missouri

Publisher

International Reading Association

 

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Preparation

 

MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY

  • One copy of Dogzilla by Dav Pilkey (or other selected mentor text)

  • One copy of a selected picture book for each student or pair of students (see Mentor Texts for Sensory Images for suggestions)

  • Large chart paper or overhead or document camera, LCD projector, and screen

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PRINTOUTS

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WEBSITES

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PREPARATION

  1. Read Dogzilla by Dav Pilkey (or another selected mentor text) to familiarize yourself with the story and the vocabulary.

  2. Choose student writing samples from Writing Scored Student Work–Grade 4 (or your own resource), and make a copy for each student.

  3. Set up large chart paper to create an anchor chart or make an overhead of the Write Like… Handout.

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