Every night, my mom would read to me and my brothers. My youngest brother loved animals, so he always chose the “animal books” for her to read. This introduced me to a world of facts and also watered my love for stories.
This Earth friendly book is most often seen around the celebration of Earth day. Its story line is based on the Lorax trying to save his area of trees and grassland. He tries to get others to understand the importance of reducing, reusing, and recycling. I would read this book to grades three through six. I think it contains a lesson for everyone about going green!
S is for Story is a perfect mentor text for explaining the writing process. Visit the Writer's Workshop category of the Smekens Education website for even more ideas on how to manage your writing time.
Uncle Jed's Barbershop by Margaree King Mitchell. -Uncle Jed, a black, itinerant barber in the pre-Depression South, dreams of opening his own shop. He saves for years, and he finally starts his own business at age 79.