Sunday, May 5, 2013

Language Arts Mentor Text Link Up (Featuring Keiko Kasza and a FREEBIE)

This week's Collaboration Cuties Mentor Text Link Up is all about Language Arts.  I selected two books by Keiko Kasza, My Lucky Day and The Wolf's Chicken Stew to share.

Both books are very funny and both have surprise endings.  In My Lucky Day a piglet "accidentally" ends up at Mr. Fox's door.  Fox thinks he is about to have a delicious dinner, but piglet has other plans. In The Wolf's Chicken Stew, Wolf's plans to fatten Mrs. Chicken up for his stew are ruined by some unknown and unlikely new friends.
There are  M A N Y  activities you can do with these books.  Character work, summaries, predictions, inferences, and on and on.  My school sweeties love these books and so does my daughter.  My husband does a great piglet voice.

If you would like a little FREE activity to use with your students for these books just click on the picture below.
The clip art is from Scrappin Doodles and KPM Doodles.

If you do not have these texts, you really should check them out.  They would be a fabulous addition to your class library.
And as a side note The Wolf's Chicken Stew is a fun book to use for 100th Day of School activities.
So here's the lowdown...
Thanks for reading.  Be sure to head over to Collaboration Cuties to read about more language arts mentor texts.  It's always fun to see how over teachers are using literature in their classes.
Happy Cinco de Mayo!


  1. We just read My Lucky Day this week!! The kids loved it! We used it for summarizing...but now we'll have to look for the other book you shared! Thanks for the great freebie!

    :) Tamra and Sarah
    First Grade Buddies

  2. I love My Lucky Day, but I hadn't heard of the other one until you shared, so thank you! :)
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  3. These are fun books! Thanks for the cute freebie venn!

    Learning With Mrs. Brinn

  4. I have both of these texts, so thank so much for sharing your comparison chart and ideas. :0)

    Have a great week--
    Sarah @ Hoots N Hollers

  5. My students and I love both of these fun books! Thanks for the freebie!

    Compassionate Teacher

  6. I love My Lucky Day! I have not heard of The Wolf's Chicken Stew! Thank you so much for the freebie!! I love getting new ideas for books that I have used before!

    Thanks so much for linking up!
    Collaboration Cuties