Beyond Sharing the Book: Using Picture Books as Mentor Texts to Engage Students in Effective Reading and Writing (NEFLIN)

Join children’s author and school librarian Toni Buzzeo as she shares methods for using picture books as mentor texts for effective reading and writing.

Looking first through the lens of Toni’s picture books, you will learn to guide your young patrons/students in the recognition, development, and use of ideas, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, and yes, even conventions (known as the “six traits” of writing).  Once you have experienced the technique using Toni’s books, you will be given practice in applying the technique to picture books by other authors in order to develop activities that encourage effective reading and writing.
Trainer: Toni Buzzeo, Author & School Media Specialist

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