Sunday, November 3, 2013

Must Read Mentor Text: Little Red Writing

I have a confession to make...I am a bookaholic.  As soon as I enter any book store I head straight for the children's section and that's where I stay until it's time to leave. I'm sure I'm not the only one out there...right!? was on one of these visits to Barnes and Noble that I came upon Little Red Writing by Joan Holub and fell in love! I'm excited to link up for the first time EVER with Collaboration Cuties for their mentor text linky party..I have a feeling all of the great books I'm being introduced to out there could end in a disaster for my bank account. Ha!

Little Red Writing is a parody of sorts to Little Red Riding Hood and could be used in a fractured fairy tale or parody lesson...however, in my classroom this read aloud jumpstarted our conversation on the importance of word choice in our writing.  

My students were in awe of Melissa Sweet's detailed illustrations and hidden WOW words.  Our favorite part was of course the villain in the story was not a wolf..but a terribly hungry pencil sharpener.  So cute! 

My third graders enjoyed this story immensely and I'm sure yours will too!
Check out Collaboration Cuties for other amazing mentor text Amazon cart is filling up fast with new books! 

As always thanks for reading!!!


  1. You're ideas are great! Adding this to my list of books I need :)

  2. Thanks for sharing. I have not heard of this book before, but it is worth putting on my list.


  3. Never heard of this book....sounds great!

  4. Wow! I'm with everyone else, I've never heard of this book but will definitely need to get my hands on it! I love fractured fairy tales, and have a whole book bin dedicated to those types of books in my library! My class last year also published fracture fairy tale stories :) Thanks so much for sharing!!
    Teaching in Paradise