I am frequently asked for recommendations for books that can by used to teach a specific skill, particularly a writing skill. Often times that leaves me scrambling and Googling to find some choices for the teacher. Teach Mentor Texts is a blog that “focuses on sharing books that can be used to promote all areas of literacy.” Language Arts teachers should check out this blog. When you do, visit the “TMT Labels” page:
Teach Mentor Texts: TMT Labels.
This page features a glossary of all of the labels that Jen and Kellee have used to tag the books. Then check out the word cloud in the right hand navigation bar. Click on one of the tags and… “Presto!” you have books that match with that skill. The book reviews are very thorough (similar to the ones posted here but much more detailed.)
Read more: http://www.teachmentortexts.com/
Kellee is now blogging at http://www.unleashingreaders.com/