Oh so many of these bring back memories from when I taught fifth grade. I used Miss Nelson is Missing with Venn Diagrams or Miss Nelson and Viola Swamp. There is another one that Alan Say wrote able china -- it's gold Ack! I cannot remember the name. Gorgeous pictures. Pink and Say -- on the best, absolute best. I found a black and white book on the Gettysburg Address. Great for modeling in the writing process. Early in the year, we'd take a book and use it as a guide. How did this author tell the story in words. How did the pictures help? What did they add? Then we'd do the same thing. Later in the year, the kids would return to that process when they were beginning new writings or struggling in deeper ones or just needed a break. I've got to find that Allan Say book though.