Sunday, March 31, 2013

Must Read Mentor Texts

Collaboration Cuties is hosting a *new* weekly linky about must read mentor texts.

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I'm going to talk about my favorite book of all time.

Now you may think "Wolves mean fairy tales" right? Well, there is so much more that you can do with this book!  First off, I usually have read several other wolf books like Big Bad Wolves or The Three Little Pigs.  Check your library!  There are so many other wolf books out there. 

First, before you read the book aloud, ask your students what they have learned about learned about wolves from other stories. That's activating their schema right there!

Then give the students a little background of the book.  Here's the description from my library.

Mr. Wolf asks some of his neighbors to help him make pancakes, and even though they all rudely refuse, when the pancakes are done they expect to share the feast.

Well, low and behold, the wolf starts being nice to everyone and no one wants to be his friend because of his reputation. 

Just as you are convinced that the wolf has changed his ways, you're in for a shocking ending!  Guess you'll have to read the book to find out what happens!

I made a graph that you could use either before you read the book or in the middle or reading  to your students.  There's a part where all of the animals come to the wolf's door because they smell the pancakes. It's the perfect place to take a break and practice some predicting skills. 

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Be sure to head on over to Collaboration Cuties for some more mentor texts!

Before I leave you this afternoon, I wanted to let you know that Kimberly Ann from Live, Laugh, I LOVE Kindergarten is having a 300 follower giveaway. Click on the picture to enter!

FYI: My TPT store is 10% until midnight tonight! (3/31)


  1. Thank you for linking up! I have not heard of this book! It sounds cute (thanks for leaving us hanging!!) ;O)

    I love all of those wolf books, and this would be a great book, even for upper grades, because they could write a similar type of story, too!

    Thank you!!!! Happy Easter!
    Collaboration Cuties

  2. Thanks for sharing this book! We love talking about the character of "wolf" in various books. So many great lessons to do with him!

    :) Tamra and Sarah
    First Grade Buddies

  3. I will have to check out this book! I have never heard of it but you've spiked my curiosity!

    Literacy Spark

  4. I HAVE to get this book now!! It will fit perfectly with my little mini unit on pancakes! :) I can't wait to find out what happens!!

  5. Thanks for the great freebie to go with the book! I LOVE this linky!