Part I Mentor Texts for Writers

Marcie Flinchum Atkins Children’s and YA Writer, invited me to be a guest blogger. Marcie is a fellow GROGGER. I appreciate the opportunity to share with the many readers of Marcie’s blog.

Mentor Text Definition
Mentor texts are books and literature that students can read, relate to, study, and reread again for a variety of instructional purposes.

A Favorite Quote
Never hesitate to imitate another writer. Imitation is part of the creative process for someone learning an art or craft. Bach and Picasso didn’t spring full-blown as Bach and Picasso; they needed models. This is especially true of writing.
~William Zinsser

http://www.marcieatkins.com/2015/05/12/mentor-texts-for-writers-how-suzy-leopold-uses-mentor-texts/

Gingerbread for Liberty How a German Baker Helped Win the American Revolution

Gingerbread for Liberty How a German Baker Helped Win the American Revolution

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Amazing cut-paper illustrations by Vincent X. Kirsch

Amazing cut-paper illustrations by Vincent X. Kirsch

Interesting End Papers

Interesting End Papers

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About Prairie Garden Girl

I am a wife who is adored by my Sweet Perry. Together we are parents to five boys and grandparents to seven unique grands. Pa Perry and Oma Sue love instilling the love of learning in the hearts of Johannah, Joshua & Jaxon; Henry & Charlotte and Lily & Lane. I am a reader. I am an aspiring children's picture book writer. I am a creator who sews and paints with acrylics and watercolors and sketches with colored pencil. I am an educator to hundreds of students, throughout the years. I am a cyclist on a pink Marin Portofina, and a 5K jogger. Perry and I are organic gardeners and enjoy homesteading on the Illinois prairie. Life is a beautiful ride with my Sweet P. Together, Perry and I feel life is a journey filled with joy. We want to live our lives by leaving the world a better place.
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