WW Demo Texts

These are books I read aloud to my students and used in minilesson demonstrations.

Narrative Writing

A Sweet Smell of Roses by Angela Johnson

DEAL WITH IT!  Powerful Words from Smart, Young Women by The Extended Day Girls, Stacey Shubitz, and Christina L. Rodriguez

Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale by Mo Willems

Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity by Mo Willems

Personal Essay

DEAL WITH IT!  Powerful Words from Smart, Young Women by The Extended Day Girls, Stacey Shubitz, and Christina L. Rodriguez

Persuasive Writing

Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin

I Wanna Iguana by Karen Kaufman Orloff

Earrings by Judith Viorst

Literary Essay

These are texts students chose to examine in their literary essays.

The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson

“Slower Than The Rest” by Cynthia Rylant

“My Side of the Story” by Adam Bagdasarian

Four Feet, Two Sandals by Karen Lynn Williams and Khadra Mohammed

The Wednesday Surprise by Eve Bunting

A Chair for My Mother by Vera B. Willaims

Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes

The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch

The Meanest Thing to Say (Little Bill Series) by Bill Cosby

Uncle Peter’s Amazing Chinese Wedding by Lenore Look

 

Picture Book/Short Fiction Unit of Study

Bad Kitty by Nick Bruel

Grandmama’s Pride by Becky Birtha

Jamaica’s Find by Juanita Havill

Mia’s Story by Michael Foreman

Mutt Dog by Stephen Michael King

Not Norman: A Goldfish Story by Kelly Bennett

Edwina: The Dinosaur Who Didn't Know She Was Extinct by Mo Willems

Hop Jump by Ellen Stohl Walsh

A Frog Thing by Eric Drachman

Poetry

42 Miles by Tracey Vaughn Zimmer

Heartbeat by Sharon Creech

Summer by Steven Schnur

Note:  We read many individual poems from poetry anthologies as well.

Memoir

    What You Know First by Patricia MacLachlan

When the Relatives Came by Cynthia Rylant