A Book

October 9, 2012

A Book
by Mordicai Gerstein

Format: picture book, hardcover

The young girl in this story doesn’t know what her story should be about.  She talks to her family to find out what their stories are about and she learns about all of the different genres.  She visits various genres (fairy tales, science fiction, historical fiction, realistic fiction, etc.) and doesn’t feel like these genres are a good fit for her.  Ultimately she decides that she is going to write her own story and be an author.

Teaching points: Writer’s Workshop, Genres

Writing: Personal Narrative, Starting up Writer’s Workshop, Generating Ideas,

Comprehension Strategies: Connections