I love using mentor texts in my classroom and have so many to choose from it is hard to pick just one! But if I must choose, I would pick:
Last year I did Hope King's Trick or Treat book reports and one of my kiddos did Elephant and Piggie by him and I found this book and never looked back!
Quick Overview: A toddler named Trixie goes with her daddy to the laundromat and while they are there she loses her stuffed bunny. This leads them on a chase to try and find him. The little girl is too small to speak in the book, so the author uses various letters to convey her talking. Finally they locate the bunny in the washer and the little girl says her first word -Knuffle Bunny!
The author goes through lots of dramatic tellings of how Trixie acted when her daddy couldn't understand what she was saying. They are great!
My school is focusing on monthly comprehension strategies and retelling was up first. I chose to use this book in my presentation as my model. This book is great to show your thinking while reading.
What is your go to mentor text??? Link yours up!!