Montana State Reading Conference - Reading Like Writers: Using Mentor Texts in the Classroom October 2010
Ruth Ferris


1) Handout1 - Breakfast Toast

2) Resources

3) October Read Alouds

Halloween Hoots and Howls by Joan Horton

Harvest Moon by Ralph Fletcher

You Read to Me, I'll Read to You: Very Short Scary Tales to Read Together by Haoberman, Mary Ann

4) Using Mentor Texts to Teach Research, History & Science

Oh Say Can You See?: America’s Symbols, Landmarks, and Inspiring Words – By Sheila Keenan

America: A Patriotic Primer by Lynne Cheney -

Diary of A Worm by Doreen Cronin -

My Tour of Europe by Teddy Roosevelt, edited by Ellen Jackson -

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Handouts can be down loaded at

Books, lesson ideas and connections can be found at Libeary Corner

Great article about reviewing books for bias