I am starting to plan my Writer's Workshop for the quarter. I brought some books home and have started reading them and putting Post-Its with questions to ask when I read them to my 2nd graders. I also put prompts on the cover to remind me of what the mini-lesson is when I actually use them. I was googling these books to see if I could find "reading guides" online and thought, "Hey, why don't I see if my fellow A to Z-ers would like to collaborate on an ongoing resource?!" If you'd like to collaborate, post the title and author of a book you have used/will use as a mentor text/picture book to teach a writing strategy. Then tell what the prompt or strategy is that you will teach using the book. I'll go first: In my Momma's Kitchen by Jerdine Nolen Prompt: Write a descriptive paragraph about what you do in your favorite place. (Or they could write a descriptive story about an event that happened in their favorite place) PM me if you're interested in the "draw conclusions/make inferences" types of questions I came up with.