This week's Must Read Mentor Text Link Up's theme is science. The book I chose is Joan Sweeney's Me and My Amazing Body. Sweeney is the author of Me on the Map. If you like Me on the Map, I'm sure you will find Me and My Amazing Body fab as well.
One way I use this book is as a jumping off point for a writing lesson when we create our Boo Boo Map graphic organizers. If you are unfamiliar with a Boo Boo Map, it is basically a graphic organizer where students mark places on a body outline where they have had injuries. You know how much kids like sharing about boo boos.
Each marked boo boo can be an idea for a story. Students keep these graphic organizers in their writing binders all year. If they have a problem coming up with a topic, the Boo Boo map might me the perfect resource.
If you would like a free copy of this activity you can click on the picture below. I included some different versions of the boo boo map, one is super modest (just in case). The clip art is from Scrappin Doodles.
Me and My Amazing Body is a great science text to support this writing lesson and a great book on its own. If you do not have a copy in your class library, you really should check it out.
Here is the break down:
There are other great science text recommendations at Collaboration Cuties. Be sure to take a look.
Thanks for reading.