Monday, February 17, 2014

It's Monday...Mentor Text!!!

Happy Monday...we were supposed to be off today, but with our crazy weather a few weeks ago, we had an ice, here we are!!!

I am linking up today with The Reading Tutor/OG for Mentor Text Monday.

This week we are searching for books that teach figurative language. I have chosen 2 this week...

Owl Moon is a "whole package" kind of book. It has several different types of figurative language; metaphors, similes, and onomatopoeia.

The second book I chose is Velma Gratch & the Way Cool Butterfly

I adore this book, mainly for the pictures, but when I noticed it had figurative language in it as well, I decided it was perfect! It starts off  with a few similes and then there is some onomatopoeia  later on in the book, but it is a super cute story and again, I LOVE the pictures!!!

I am also linking up for a linky with Teaching With Maddeness for her new Must-Read Monday!! 

My book this week is a sweet book called Our Tree Named Steve by Alan Zweibel. I love this book so very much!! The words and pictures are beautiful! I will soon be working on some printables for this has recently been added to my "to do" pile...

That's all for today!! I hope you all have a lovely Monday and check back Thursday for a new link party!!!



  1. I need to check out the Velma Gratch book. I LOVED the book Our Tree Named Steve. David Catrow is by far my most favorite illustrator.
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  2. Velma Gratch sounds interesting. I haven't heard of it before, but it looks super cute. :) Love Owl Moon and Our Tree Named Steve!

    Read With Me ABC

  3. I love finding new books to read aloud, and to put on my shelf! Thank you for these recommendations!

    Mrs. 3rd Grade 

  4. I have never heard of the Velma Gratch book, but I think it will now be on my wishlist. :) I LOVE Owl are so right about it being a book that can be used for pretty much everything!

    Teaching Momster

  5. Abby, I have never heard of Our Tree Named Steve, I see some Amazon shopping in my future! Thanks for a great post.
    Burke's Special Kids

  6. I'll be adding Velma Gratch to my list too! I like that you found books that have multiple uses of figurative language. Thanks for linking up!
    Emily, TRT/OG

  7. Love your book suggestions! I'm an Aggie as well and a new follower. Julie