The struggle to find quality mentor texts for writing workshop can be real sometimes. So, I feel like I need to tell the world (or my little slice of cyberspace) when I do find a mentor text that I’m excited about!
The main character of the story Scribble, doesn’t think he is different until he meets a drawing for the first time. Scribble feels left out but ends up teaching the rest of the drawings that it’s okay to look and be different. Acceptance is the message behind this adorable read aloud! This story gave even my most reluctant writers the courage to pick up their pencil and just begin. Students started with a squiggle or a scribble and created some masterpieces they were proud of! Click the image below to download the FREE writing template or click HERE!
Students knew that it was okay if their work looked different than someone else’s. The story also gave them the confidence to write down their words. Some students wrote shapes to look like letters, some wrote random strings of letters, others wrote sounds that they heard. The expectations were different for all students but they were all able to feel successful.
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