Sunday, May 5, 2013

MENTOR TEXT LINKY-language arts

Hello all!  I'm linking up with the Cuties again!  This week's topic is language arts. 

My book choice is VOICES IN THE PARK by Anthony Browne. 
It is an absolute perfect choice for teaching Point of View and Character Traits.  There are 4 very distinct "voices".  A little boy, his mother, a little girl, and her father and also the dogs. 
Each voice tells a story about a day in the park.  All four voices are in the park at the exact same time, but all have completely different perspectives of the days events.  This book is excellent for character traits, as the different points of view lend themselves to different analysis of the characters!  It was a hit in my room!  I had the kids list the traits they felt described each character and their point of view.  Many kids had connections to similar park experiences they have had. 


  1. Hi Qiana,
    I'm a new follower after finding you on the mentor text linky! I've never heard of this book, but it looks and sounds amazing. I love the idea of the story being told from the different perspectives. I'm going to add it to my list of books I want for my classroom next year- thank you!
    Learning to the Core

    1. Thank you for stopping by Aylin! It's definitely a great book, and one that kids "get"!

  2. Thank you for sharing this book! I love the idea of the different perspectives.
    Thanks to you, also, for stopping by my blog!!!

    I'm your newest follower!

    Koonce’s Korner

  3. Thank you for sharing this book - I have heard about it before but now I pinned it! I can not wait to use it next year. Happy to have found your blog through the linky!

    Looking From Third to Fourth

  4. Hi~Found you via the linky! I'm your newest follower. :) I love that your shared this book. It is one of my favorites!
    Brandee @ Creating Lifelong Learners

  5. I adore this book--an oldie, but a goodie! Thanks so much for sharing! Just found your blog today and have become a follower...

    Sarah @ Hoots N Hollers

  6. I found your blog from the linky. This book looks great. I just added it to my wishlist. Thanks so much for sharing. I'm a new follower.

    Hunter's Tales from Teaching

  7. Ooo, I love books like this! I think I have seen this book, but I have never read it! I'm so glad that you linked it up!!!

    Collaboration Cuties

  8. Oh my goodness, this book is really great but makes me feel really sad. I actually brought it up in my adult Sunday school class when be were talking about judging others. Powerful.

    School Is a Happy Place

    1. Great point A. Monroe. In fact, that was one of the connections one of my lovelies made, is that her mom often judges people who don't look as "clean" and groomed as they do. Very powerful book.