Those of you that follow me on Facebook may have seen a series of posts straight from my Kindle this weekend. I started reading The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness and have incredible word envy.
Here are some excerpts that I love love loved. Loved, I tells ya.
Re: the Noise
Re: A Strong Emotion
Re: a whirlwind of thoughts
Re: What a girl is
Re: What a knife is
Holy wow, right?
And of course I had to read some to the turkey butts. And of course I had to use a piece as mentor text. Here is the page I showed them:
This is a graphic representation of what it would be to hear the thoughts of other people in your head.
We talked about what the author did:
You try it! I’ll post theirs tomorrow.
2 thoughts on “[Mentor Text Monday] Word Envy”
What a great idea!
If all teachers were like you and Wendy, our school system would be in tip-top shape, and kids would grow into adults who know how to express themselves honestly, creatively; powerfully. Oh, I can dream, can't I? I wish I knew who said, “Writing is thinking on paper.”