Mentor Text Weekly Highlight

In an effort to encourage teachers to broaden their use of picture books as mentor texts, I will highlight one book from the PLC room each week. Included in this newsletter are a quick summary of the book, the aligned grade level(s) and Reading Power strategy and any other pertinent information. I hope this helps to encourage you to try out new and different mentor texts with your students. Enjoy!

Red - A Crayon's Story

by Michael Hall

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This is the story of a crayon. Everyone thinks he is red, but he can't seem to draw anything that's red. Instead, everything comes out blue so everyone thinks he isn't very smart and can't do anything right. Until one day when a berry-colored crayon changes everything...

Grade Levels


Reading Power Strategy

Fiction - Infer