But this link up is for a Mentor Text not Mentor Texts. I had to pick one. So I chose How I Spent My Summer Vacation by Mark Teague.
This book is really fun and the kids always respond well to it. It is a great book to discuss inference as well.
I like to use this book in conjunction with one of our first writing activities of the year, also titled "How I Spent My Summer Vacation." I usually have my students complete and share their writing before I read the book aloud. But of course, you can use this activity anyway you would like.
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Thanks for reading.